A project of the Bible in Its Traditions Research Program AISBL
Directed by the École Biblique et Archéologique in Jerusalem
To support us, click here
1 Moreover YHWH answered Job, and said
Jb39:31 And the Lord God answered Job, and said,
2 Shall he that reproveth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it.
Jb39:32 Will any one pervert judgement with the Mighty One? and he that reproves God, let him return it for answer.
2 Many are the counsels of God; he who reproves God must answer for it.
3 Then Job answered YHWH, and said
Jb39:33 And Job answered and said to the Lord,
4 Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer Thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.
Jb39:34 Why do I yet plead? being rebuked even while reproving the Lord: hearing such things, whereas I am nothing: and what shall I answer to these arguments? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.
Jb39:34 What could I possibly answer, since I have been speaking thoughtlessly? I will place my hand over my mouth.
5 Once have I spoken, but I will not answer again; yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.
Jb39:35 I have spoken once; but I will not do so a second time.
Jb39:35 One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said; and another, to which I will add no more.
6 Then YHWH answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said
6 And the Lord yet again answered and spoke to Job out of the cloud, saying,
6 But the Lord, answering Job out of the whirlwind, said
7 Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.
7 Nay, gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will ask thee, and do thou answer me.
7 Gird your waist like a man. I will question you, and you must answer me.
8 Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?
8 Do not set aside my judgement: and dost thou think that I have dealt with thee in any other way, than that thou mightest appear to be righteous?
8 Will you make my judgment null and void; and will you condemn me so that you may be justified?
9 Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?
9 And do you have an arm like God, or a voice like thunder?
10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty.
10 Assume now a lofty bearing and power; and clothe thyself with glory and honour.
10 Envelop yourself with splendor, and raise yourself up on high, and be glorious, and put on splendid garments.
11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath; and look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.
11 And send forth messengers with wrath; and lay low every haughty one.
11 Scatter the arrogant with your wrath, and, when you see all the arrogant, humble them.
12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
12 Bring down also the proud man; and consume at once the ungodly.
12 And cast the sinners into their place.
13 Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in the hidden place.
13 And hide them together in the earth; and fill their faces with shame.
13 Bury them in the earth together; cover their faces with fine dust.
14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
14 Then will I confess that thy right hand can save thee.
14 Then will I also give you credit when your own right hand has saved you.
15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
15 But now look at the wild beasts with thee; they eat grass like oxen.
15 Behold, the behemoth, whom I created along with you, eats hay like an ox.
16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the stays of his body.
16 His strength is in his lower back, and his power is in the center of his abdomen.
16 Lo, his strength is in his loins, and his tail stands erect like a cedar tree.
17 He straineth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
17 He sets up his tail like a cypress; and his nerves are wrapped together.
17 The sinews of his thighs bulge out.
18 His bones are as pipes of brass; his gristles are like bars of iron.
18 His sides are sides of brass; and his backbone is as cast iron.
19 He is the beginning of the ways of God; He only that made him can make His sword to approach unto him.
19 This is the chief of the creation of the Lord; made to be played with by his angels.
19 He is the chief among God's creations; for he made him powerful to fight.
20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, and all the beasts of the field play there.
20 And when he has gone up to a steep mountain, he causes joy to the quadrupeds in the deep.
20 He roams about the mountains, and all the wild beasts of the field lie down under his protection.
21 He lieth under the lotus-trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
21 He lies under trees of every kind, by the papyrus, and reed, and bulrush.
21 He sleeps in the shadows, under the cover of branches, and in moist places.
22 The lotus-trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
22 And the great trees make a shadow over him with their branches, and so do the bushes of the field.
22 The shadows cover his shadow; the willows of the brook will encircle him.
23 Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; he is confident, though the Jordan rush forth to his mouth.
23 If there should be a flood, he will not perceive it; he trust that Jordan will rush up into his mouth.
23 Behold, he will drink a river and not be amazed, and he has confidence that the Jordan could flow into his mouth.
24 Shall any take him by his eyes, or pierce through his nose with a snare?
24 He will seize him through his eyes, as if with a hook, and he will bore through his nostrils, as if with stakes.
24 Can one take him with a hook, or catch him with a net? Can one snare him in a trap, or can one bind his tongue with a rope?