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Moreouer the Lord answered Iob, and said,
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Shall hee that contendeth with the Almightie, instruct him?
he that reproueth God, let him answere it.
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Then Iob answered the Lord, and said,
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Behold, I am vile, what shall I answere thee?
I wil lay my hand vpon my mouth.
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Once haue I spoken, but I will not answere: yea twise, but I will proceed no further.
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Then answered the Lord vnto Iob out of the whirlewinde, and said:
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Gird vp thy loynes now like a man: I will demaund of thee, and declare thou vnto me.
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Wilt thou also disanul my iudgement?
Wilt thou condemne mee, that thou mayest be righteous?
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Hast thou an arme like God?
or canst thou thunder with a voyce like him?
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Decke thy selfe now with Maiestie, and excellencie, and aray thy selfe with glory, and beautie.
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Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold euery one that is proud, and abase him.
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Looke on euery one that is proud, and bring him low: and tread downe the wicked in their place.
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Hide them in the dust together, and binde their faces in secret.
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Then will I also confesse vnto thee, that thine owne right hand can saue thee.
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Beholde now Behemoth which I made with thee, hee eateth grasse as an oxe.
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Loe now, his strength is in his loynes, and his force is in the nauell of his belly.
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Hee moueth his taile like a Cedar: the sinewes of his stones are wrapt together.
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His bones are as strong pieces of brasse: his bones are like barres of iron.
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Hee is the chiefe of the wayes of God: he that made him, can make his sword to approach vnto him.
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Surely the mountaines bring him foorth foode: where all the beasts of the field play.
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He lieth vnder the shady trees in the couert of the reede, and fennes.
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The shady trees couer him with their shaddow: the willowes of the brooke compasse him about.
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Behold, he drinketh vp a riuer, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw vp Iordan into his mouth.
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He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pearceth through snares.