God continues to speak to Job
You say that I have done wrong things. Now you must explain what you mean.’
Job replies to God
I put my hand over my mouth and I will not say anything.
There is nothing more that I want to say.’
God speaks to Job again
I will speak to you, and you must answer me.
And you think that you are always right.
And your voice is not as loud as mine is.
And you could show everyone how beautiful you are.
People think that they are very clever. You could show them that they are not so clever.
And, when you find them, you could kill bad people, too.
You could send them to the place where dead people go.
Then I would agree that you could save yourself.
I made it and I made you. It eats only grass, like a cow.
And how powerful its stomach is!
Its legs are thick and they are strong.
Its back legs and its front legs are as strong as iron.
And only I am stronger than the Great Animal.
But the Great Animal comes and eats the grass next to them.
It hides among the plants that grow at the edge of the lake.
Then it can stay cool because the sun does not shine on it.
The River Jordan may be all round it, but it still feels safe.
No one can put a ring in its nose and lead it away.’