Job 41
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1CAN you catch the Leviathan with a hook? Or draw him out with a cord in his mouth?

2Can you put a bridle in his mouth? Or bore his jaw with a thorn?

3Will he make many supplications to you? Or will he speak flattering words to you?

4Will he make a covenant with you? Or will you count him as a servant for ever?

5Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you keep him as a pet for your children?

6Shall fishermen gather over him? Shall they divide him among many people?

7Can you fill his skin with meat? Or bake his head with fire?

8Try to capture him; such a battle you will have! You will never forget it.

9Behold, Job, you now are set free from your afflictions. So your God will also remove your bitterness.

10One cannot go far off when Leviathan is stirred up; but who then is able to stand before me?

11Who has pre-eminence over me, so that I should surrender?

12Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

13I will not keep silence because of his power, and the might of his sinews.

14Who has removed his skin? Who can come near him when the net is lowered?

15Who can open the doors of his mouth? His teeth are terrible round about.

16His mouth is tied up, and closely shut, as with a seal.

17His teeth are so close together that no air can come between them.

18They are joined one to another, they stick together so that they cannot be separated.

19His appearance is full of light, and his eyes are like rays of the dawn.

20Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

21Out of his nostrils goes smoke, like a flame spreading round the sides of a pot.

22His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

23He has great strength in his neck, and fear is to him like dancing.

24His meat is good and fat, and it is nourishing.

25His heart is never made to quake for fear, but is firm like a stone; yea as hard as flint.

26Because of the fear of him, the mighty are afraid;

27And the strong are humbled.

28The wound of the sword is of no effect; the lances of the mighty he removes.

29He considers iron like straw, and brass like rotten wood.

30The bow cannot make him flee; he treats slingstones as stubble.

31He laughs at the spear; he is at home in the deep as if he were on the dry land.

32With his strong body he walks upon the ground.

33He brings to destruction whatever is proud.

34He is a king over all things in the deep.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Job 40
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