38 Then the Lord qanswered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4 “Where were you when I ulaid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Or who stretched the line upon it?
or who laid its cornerstone,
7 when the morning stars vsang together
8 “Or who yshut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
and zthick darkness its swaddling band,
10 and prescribed alimits for it
and set bars and doors,
and here shall your bproud waves be stayed’?
12 “Have you ccommanded the morning since your days began,
and caused the dawn to know its place,
13 that it might take hold of dthe skirts of the earth,
and the wicked be eshaken out of it?
and its features stand out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their flight is withheld,
and gtheir uplifted arm is broken.
16 “Have you hentered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have ithe gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of jdeep darkness?
Declare, if you know all this.
and where is the place of darkness,
and that you may discern kthe paths to its home?
21 You know, for lyou were born then,
and the number of your days is great!
22 “Have you entered mthe storehouses of the snow,
or have you seen mthe storehouses of the hail,
23 which I have reserved nfor the time of trouble,
nfor the day of battle and war?
or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth?
and oa way for the thunderbolt,
26 to bring rain on pa land where no man is,
on qthe desert in which there is no man,
and to make the ground sprout with rgrass?
28 “Has sthe rain a father,
or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb did tthe ice come forth,
and who has given birth to tthe frost of heaven?
and the face of the deep is ufrozen.
31 “Can you bind the chains of vthe Pleiades
or loose the cords of vOrion?
32 Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth2 in their season,
or can you guide vthe Bear with its children?
33 Do you know wthe ordinances of the heavens?
Can you establish their rule on the earth?
that xa flood of waters may cover you?
and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
or given understanding to the mind?4
Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,
and athe clods stick fast together?
or bsatisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40 when they crouch in their cdens
or lie in wait din their thicket?
41 Who provides for ethe raven its prey,
when its young ones cry to God for help,
and wander about for lack of food?
39 “Do you know when fthe mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe gthe calving of the does?
and do you know the time when they give birth,
3 when they hcrouch, bring forth their offspring,
and are delivered of their young?
they go out and ido not return to them.
Who has jloosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
6 to whom I have given kthe arid plain for his home
and lthe salt land for his dwelling place?
he hears not the shouts of the driver.
and he searches after every green thing.
9 “Is mthe wild ox willing to serve you?
Will he spend the night at your nmanger?
10 Can you bind mhim in the furrow with ropes,
or will he harrow the valleys after you?
and will you leave to him your labor?
and gather it to your threshing floor?
but are they the pinions and plumage of love?1
and lets them be warmed on the ground,
and that the wild beast may trample them.
16 She odeals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers;
though her plabor be in vain, yet she has no fear,
and qgiven her no share in understanding.
18 When she rouses herself to flee,2
she laughs at the horse and his rider.
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
His majestic rsnorting is terrifying.
21 He paws3 in the valley and exults in his strength;
he sgoes out to meet the weapons.
he does not turn back from the sword.
the flashing spear, and the javelin.
he cannot stand still at tthe sound of the trumpet.
He smells the battle from afar,
the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
and spreads his wings toward the south?
and makes his unest on high?
on vthe rocky crag and stronghold.
his eyes behold it from far away.
and wwhere the slain are, there is he.”
40 And the Lord xsaid to Job:
2 “Shall a faultfinder ycontend with the Almighty?
He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
3 Then Job answered the Lord and said:
4 “Behold, I am zof small account; what shall I answer you?
aI lay my hand on my mouth.
5 I have spoken bonce, and I will not answer;
btwice, but I will proceed no further.”
6 Then the Lord canswered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
eI will question you, and you make it known to me.
Will you condemn me that fyou may be in the right?
9 Have you gan arm like God,
and can you thunder with ha voice like his?
iclothe yourself with glory and splendor.
and look on everyone who is jproud and abase him.
bind their faces in the world below.2
that your own oright hand can save you.
15 “Behold, Behemoth,3
which I made as I made you;
he eats pgrass like an ox.
and his power in the muscles of his belly.
the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
his limbs like bars of iron.
let him who made him bring near his sword!
where all the wild beasts play.
in the shelter of sthe reeds and in the marsh.
the willows of the brook surround him.
he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth.
24 Can one take him by his eyes,5
or pierce his nose with a snare?
or press down his tongue with a cord?
2 Can you put va rope in his nose
or pierce his jaw with va hook?
Will he speak to you soft words?
to take him for wyour servant forever?
or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
Will they divide him up among the merchants?
or his head with fishing spears?
remember the battle—you will not do it again!
9 3 Behold, the hope of a man is false;
he is laid low even at the sight of him.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
11 xWho has first given to me, that I should repay him?
yWhatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
Who would come near him with a bridle?
Around his teeth is terror.
15 His back is made of4 rows of shields,
shut up closely as with a seal.
that no air can come between them.
17 They are zjoined one to another;
they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
and his eyes are like athe eyelids of the dawn.
sparks of fire leap forth.
as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21 His breath bkindles coals,
and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
and terror dances before him.
23 The folds of his flesh cstick together,
firmly cast on him and immovable.
hard as the lower millstone.
25 When he raises himself up, the mighty5 are afraid;
at the crashing they are beside themselves.
Hebrew Gird up your loins
Probably the name of a constellation
Or in the ibis
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
Hebrew They paw
Hebrew Gird up your loins
Hebrew in the hidden place
A large animal, exact identity unknown
Or in his sight
Ch 40:25 in Hebrew
A large sea animal, exact identity unknown
Ch 41:1 in Hebrew
Or His pride is in his