Job 41
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1“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?1"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?
2Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?2"Can you put a rope in his nose Or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words?3"Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?
4Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever?4"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?
5Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls?5"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?
6Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?6"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?
7Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?7"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?
8Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again!8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!
9Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him.9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?
10No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?10"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?
11Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.11"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
12“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.
13Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle?13"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?
14Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.14"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.
15His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.15"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.
16One is so near to another that no air can come between them.16"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.
17They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.17"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.
20Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.
22In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.
23The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable.23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.
24His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.
25When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.
26Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.
27He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.
28The arrow cannot make him flee; for him, sling stones are turned to stubble.28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.
29Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.29"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.
30His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.30"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.31"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.
32Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired.32"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
33On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear.33"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.
34He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”34"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."
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