Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,||
Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth
God, let him answer it.||
Then Job answered the LORD, and said,||
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed
Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,||
|40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou
(38:3) "Gird up thy loins now like a man."
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou
mayest be righteous?||
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?||
Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the
wicked in their place.||
Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.||
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
(40:15-16) "Behold now the behemoth ... Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel
of his belly."|
Bible believers have identified the behemoth as
a hippopotamus, dinosaur, wildebeest, or crocodile. But my favorite is the way
these verses are
by Stephen Mitchell: "Look now: the Beast that I
made: he eats grass like a bull. Look: the power in his thighs, the pulsing
sinews of his belly. His penis stiffens like a pine; his testicles bulge with
The Behemoth and Leviathon
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped
His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to
approach unto him.
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the
He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook
compass him about.
Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can
draw up Jordan into his mouth.||
He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.