You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?”
3 Then Job replied to the Lord,
I will cover my mouth with my hand.
I have nothing more to say.”
6 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:
because I have some questions for you,
and you must answer them.
and condemn me just to prove you are right?
Can you thunder with a voice like his?
your honor and majesty.
Let it overflow against the proud.
walk on the wicked where they stand.
Imprison them in the world of the dead.
for your own strength would save you.
15 “Take a look at Behemoth,*
which I made, just as I made you.
It eats grass like an ox.
and the muscles of its belly.
The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together.
Its limbs are bars of iron.
and only its Creator can threaten it.
where all the wild animals play.
21 It lies under the lotus plants,*
hidden by the reeds in the marsh.
among the willows beside the stream.
not concerned when the swelling Jordan rushes around it.
or put a ring in its nose and lead it away.
40:15 The identification of Behemoth is disputed, ranging from an earthly creature to a mythical sea monster in ancient literature.