1 Moreover the
LORD answered Job, and said,
2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he
that reproveth God, let him answer it.
3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine
hand upon my mouth.
5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but
I will proceed no further.
6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and
7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and
declare thou unto me.
8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me,
that thou mayest be righteous?
9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice
10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself
with glory and beauty.
11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that
is proud, and abase him.
12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread
down the wicked in their place.
13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand
can save thee.
15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass
as an ox.
16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in
the navel of his belly.
17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones
are wrapped together.
18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like
bars of iron.
19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can
make his sword to approach unto him.
20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the
beasts of the field play.
21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed,
22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows
of the brook compass him about.
23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
1 Canst thou draw
out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which
thou lettest down?
2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through
with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft
words unto thee?
4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for
a servant for ever?
5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind
him for thy maidens?
6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part
him among the merchants?
7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed iron? or his head with
8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast
down even at the sight of him?
10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able
to stand before me?
11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever
is under the whole heaven is mine.
12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely
13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come
to him with his double bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible
15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close
16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that
they cannot be sundered.
18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like
the eyelids of the morning.
19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot
21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into
joy before him.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm
in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece
of the nether millstone.
25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason
of breakings they purify themselves.
26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear,
the dart, nor the habergeon.
27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with
him into stubble.
29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking
of a spear.
30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things
upon the mire.
31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea
like a pot of ointment.
32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the
deep to be hoary.
33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children
1 Then Job answered
the LORD, and said,
2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought
can be withholden from thee.
3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore
have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for
me, which I knew not.
4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee,
and declare thou unto me.
5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine
eye seeth thee.
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words
unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is
kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have
not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job
8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams,
and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt
offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will
I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye
have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant
9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar
the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded
them: the LORD also accepted Job.
10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed
for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he
11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters,
and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did
eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and
comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon
him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one
an earring of gold.
12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning:
for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels,
and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name
of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.
15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters
of and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw
his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
17 So Job died, being old and full of days.