Job 41
Douay-Rheims Bible

God's Power Shown in Creatures

1Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord?

2Canst thou put a ring in his nose, or bore through his jaw with a buckle?

3Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee?

4Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever?

5Shalt thou play with him as with a bird, or tie him up for thy handmaids?

6Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide him?

7Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head?

8Lay thy hand upon him : remember the battle, and speak no more.

9Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.

10I will not stir him up, like one that is cruel : for who can resist my countenance?

11Who hath given me before that I should repay him? All things that are under heaven are mine.

12I will not spare him, nor his mighty words, and framed to make supplication.

13Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can go into the midst of his mouth?

14Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

15His body is like molten shields, shut close up with scales pressing upon one another.

16One is joined to another, and not so much as any air can come between them :

17They stick one to another and they hold one another fast, and shall not be separated.

18His sneezing is like the shining of fire, and his eyes like the eyelids of the morning.

19Out of his mouth go forth lamps, like torches of lighted fire.

20Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, like that of a pot heated and boiling.

21His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh forth out of his mouth.

22In his neck strength shall dwell, and want goeth before his face.

23The members of his flesh cleave one to another : he shall send lightnings against him, and they shall not be carried to another place.

24His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith's anvil.

25When he shall raise him up, the angels shall fear, and being affrighted shall purify themselves.

26When a sword shall lay at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a spear, nor a breastplate.

27For he shall esteem iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

28The archer shall not put him to flight, the stones of the sling are to him like stubble.

29As stubble will he esteem the hammer, and he will laugh him to scorn who shaketh the spear.

30The beams of the sun shall be under him, and he shall strew gold under him like mire.

31He shall make the deep sea to boil like a pot, and shall make it as when ointments boil.

32A path shall shine after him, he shall esteem the deep as growing old.

33There is no power upon earth that can be compared with him who was made to fear no one.

34He beholdeth every high thing, he is king over all the children of pride.

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