Job 41
New American Standard Bible 1995Holman Christian Standard Bible
1"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?1Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie his tongue down with a rope?
2"Can you put a rope in his nose Or pierce his jaw with a hook?2Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3"Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?3Will he beg you for mercy or speak softly to you?
4"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?4Will he make a covenant with you so that you can take him as a slave forever?
5"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?5Can you play with him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?6Will traders bargain for him or divide him among the merchants?
7"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?7Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!8Lay a hand on him. You will remember the battle and never repeat it!
9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?9Any hope of capturing him proves false. Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him?
10"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?10No one is ferocious enough to rouse Leviathan; who then can stand against Me?
11"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.11Who confronted Me, that I should repay him? Everything under heaven belongs to Me.
12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.12I cannot be silent about his limbs, his power, and his graceful proportions.
13"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?13Who can strip off his outer covering? Who can penetrate his double layer of armor?
14"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.14Who can open his jaws, surrounded by those terrifying teeth?
15"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.15His pride is in his rows of scales, closely sealed together.
16"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.16One scale is so close to another that no air can pass between them.
17"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.17They are joined to one another, so closely connected they cannot be separated.
18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.18His snorting flashes with light, while his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.19Flaming torches shoot from his mouth; fiery sparks fly out!
20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.20Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot or burning reeds.
21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.21His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames pour out of his mouth.
22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.22Strength resides in his neck, and dismay dances before him.
23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.23The folds of his flesh are joined together, solid as metal and immovable.
24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.24His heart is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!
25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.25When Leviathan rises, the mighty are terrified; they withdraw because of his thrashing.
26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.26The sword that reaches him will have no effect, nor will a spear, dart, or arrow.
27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.27He regards iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.28No arrow can make him flee; slingstones become like stubble to him.
29"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.29A club is regarded as stubble, and he laughs at the sound of a javelin.
30"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.30His undersides are jagged potsherds, spreading the mud like a threshing sledge.
31"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.31He makes the depths seethe like a cauldron; he makes the sea like an ointment jar.
32"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.32He leaves a shining wake behind him; one would think the deep had gray hair!
33"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.33He has no equal on earth-- a creature devoid of fear!
34"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."34He surveys everything that is haughty; he is king over all the proud beasts.
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