Shall he who would find fault with the Almighty contend with Him? He who disputes with God, let him answer it.
Then Job replied to the Lord:
Behold, I am of small account and vile! What shall I answer You? I lay my hand upon my mouth.
I have spoken once, but I will not reply again--indeed, twice , but I will proceed no further.
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, saying,
Gird up your loins now like a man; I will demand of you, and you answer Me.
Will you also annul (set aside and render void) My judgment? Will you condemn Me , that you may righteous and justified?
Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His?
deck yourself now with the excellency and dignity , and array yourself with honor and majesty.
Pour forth the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him;
Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low, and tread down the wicked where they stand .
hide them all in the dust together; shut them up .
then will I praise you also your own right hand can save you.
Behold now the behemoth (the hippopotamus), which I created as I did you; he eats grass like an ox.
See now, his strength is in his loins, and his power is in the sinews of his belly.
He moves his tail like a cedar tree; the tendons of his thighs are twisted together .
His bones are like tubes of bronze; his limbs are like bars of iron.
is the first of the works of God ; He Who made him provides him with his .
Surely the mountains bring him food, where all the wild animals play.
He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reeds in the marsh.
The lotus trees cover him with their shade; the willows of the brook compass him about.
Behold, if a river is violent and overflows, he does not tremble; he is confident, though the Jordan swells and rushes against his mouth.
Can any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?
Summary: So called early Wisdom Literature is rather simplistic as to cause and effect. Whereas Job is a vital stride toward being more realistic, & honest, about life's complications. So, now look at the kind of man Job was, his 'friends' were, and his God is.
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