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1 {\cf2 (39:34)} Moreouer ye Lord spake vnto Iob, & said,

2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

3 {\cf2 (39:36)} Then Iob answered the Lord, saying,

4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

5 {\cf2 (39:38)} Once haue I spoken, but I will answere no more, yea twise, but I will proceede no further.

6 {\cf2 (40:1)} Againe the Lord answered Iob out of the whirle winde, and said,

7 {\cf2 (40:2)} Girde vp now thy loynes like a man: I will demaunde of thee, and declare thou vnto me.

8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9 {\cf2 (40:4)} Or hast thou an arme like God? or doest thou thunder with a voyce like him?

10 Deck thyself now [with] majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11 {\cf2 (40:6)} Cast abroad the indignation of thy wrath, and beholde euery one that is proude, and abase him.

12 {\cf2 (40:7)} Looke on euery one that is arrogant, and bring him lowe: and destroy 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 {\cf2 (40:11)} Behold now, his strength is in his loynes, and his force is in the nauil of his belly.

17 {\cf2 (40:12)} When hee taketh pleasure, his taile is like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapt together.

18 {\cf2 (40:13)} His bones are like staues of brasse, and his small bones like staues of yron.

19 He [is] the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach [unto him].

20 {\cf2 (40:15)} Surely the mountaines bring him foorth grasse, where all the beastes of the fielde play.

21 {\cf2 (40:16)} Lyeth hee vnder the trees in the couert of the reede and fennes?

22 {\cf2 (40:17)} Can the trees couer him with their shadow? or can the willowes of the riuer compasse him about?

23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

24 {\cf2 (40:19)} Hee taketh it with his eyes, and thrusteth his nose through whatsoeuer meeteth him.