The Book of Job
1 – And the Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind, said :
2 – Gird up thy loins like a man : I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.
3 – Wilt thou make void my judgment : and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?
4 – And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
5 – Clothe thyself with beauty, and set thyself up on high and be glorious, and put on goodly garments.
6 – Scatter the proud in thy indignation, and behold every arrogant man, and humble him.
7 – Look on all that are proud, and confound them, and crush the wicked in their place.
8 – Hide them in the dust together, and plunge their faces into the pit.
9 – Then I will confess that thy right hand is able to save thee.
10 – Behold behemoth whom I made with thee, he eateth grass like an ox.
11 – His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly.
12 – He setteth up his tail like a cedar, the sinews of his testicles are wrapped together.
13 – His bones are like pipes of brass, his gristle like plates of iron.
14 – He is the beginning of the ways of God, who made him, he will apply his sword.
15 – To him the mountains bring forth grass : there all the beasts of the field shall play.
16 – He sleepeth under the shadow, in the covert of the reed, and in moist places.
17 – The shades cover his shadow, the willows of the brook shall compass him about.
18 – Behold, he will drink up a river, and not wonder : and he trusteth that the Jordan may run into his mouth.
19 – In his eyes as with a hook he shall take him, and bore through his nostrils with stakes.
20 – Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord?
21 – Canst thou put a ring in his nose, or bore through his jaw with a buckle?
22 – Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee?
23 – Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever?
24 – Shalt thou play with him as with a bird, or tie him up for thy handmaids?
25 – Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide him?
26 – Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head?
27 – Lay thy hand upon him : remember the battle, and speak no more.
28 – Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.