40 1And the Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind, said : 2Gird up thy loins like a man : I will ask thee, and do thou tell me. 3Wilt thou make void my judgment : and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified? 4And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him? 5Clothe thyself with beauty, and set thyself up on high and be glorious, and put on goodly garments. 6Scatter the proud in thy indignation, and behold every arrogant man, and humble him. 7Look on all that are proud, and confound them, and crush the wicked in their place. 8Hide them in the dust together, and plunge their faces into the pit. 9Then I will confess that thy right hand is able to save thee. 10Behold behemoth whom I made with thee, he eateth grass like an ox. 11His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly. 12He setteth up his tail like a cedar, the sinews of his testicles are wrapped together. 13His bones are like pipes of brass, his gristle like plates of iron. 14He is the beginning of the ways of God, who made him, he will apply his sword. 15To him the mountains bring forth grass : there all the beasts of the field shall play. 16He sleepeth under the shadow, in the covert of the reed, and in moist places. 17The shades cover his shadow, the willows of the brook shall compass him about. 18Behold, he will drink up a river, and not wonder : and he trusteth that the Jordan may run into his mouth. 19In his eyes as with a hook he shall take him, and bore through his nostrils with stakes. 20Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord? 21Canst thou put a ring in his nose, or bore through his jaw with a buckle? 22Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee? 23Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever? 24Shalt thou play with him as with a bird, or tie him up for thy handmaids? 25Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide him? 26Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head? 27Lay thy hand upon him : remember the battle, and speak no more. 28Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.
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