| The Book of Job.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
| || MOREOVER Jehovah answered Job, and said,|
| ||Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty?|
He that argueth with God, let him answer it.
| || Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,|
| ||Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer thee?|
I lay my hand upon my mouth.
| ||Once have I spoken, and I will not answer;|
Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.
| || Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,|
| ||Gird up thy loins now like a man:|
I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
| ||Wilt thou even annul my judgment?|
Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
| ||Or hast thou an arm like God?|
And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
| ||Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity;|
And array thyself with honor and majesty.
| ||Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger;|
And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.
| ||Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low;|
And tread down the wicked where they stand.
| ||Hide them in the dust together;|
Bind their faces in the hidden place.
| ||Then will I also confess of thee|
That thine own right hand can save thee.
| || Behold now, behemoth, 1 which I made as 2 well as thee;|
He eateth grass as an ox.
| ||Lo now, his strength is in his loins,|
And his force is in the muscles of his belly.
| ||He moveth his tail like a cedar:|
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
| ||His bones are as tubes of brass;|
His limbs 3 are like bars of iron.
| ||He is the chief of the ways of God:|
He only that made him giveth him his sword.
| ||Surely the mountains bring him forth food,|
Where all the beasts of the field do play.
| ||He lieth under the lotus-trees,|
In the covert of the reed, and the fen.
| ||The lotus-trees cover him with their shade;|
The willows of the brook compass him about.
| ||Behold, if a river overflow, 4 he trembleth not;|
He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth.
| ||Shall any take him when he is on the watch,|
Or pierce through his nose with a snare?