Job had but one answer to make to these questions: man
cannot comprehend Divine wisdom, whether it reveal itself
in inanimate and brute nature or in relation to human beings.
"But," continued Job, "to prove to you that I am in
my right mind, listen to the question I shall put to you.
Solid food and liquids combine inside of man, and they
separate again when they leave his body. Who effects the
separation?" And when Bildad conceded that he could not
answer the question, Job said, "If thou canst not comprehend
the changes in thy body, how canst thou hope to comprehend
the movements of the planets?"
Zophar, after Job had spoken thus to Bildad, was convinced
that his suffering had had no effect upon his mind,
and he asked him whether he would permit himself to be