Job 41
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?1 "Can you draw Leviathan out of the water with a hook, or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2"Can you put a rope in his nose Or pierce his jaw with a hook?2Can you attach a bridle to his snout, 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 make many supplications to you, or will he beg you for mercy?
4"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?4Will he try to make a deal with you, so that you may take him in servitude forever?
5"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?5"Will you play with him like a pet bird? Will you put a leash on him for your little girls?
6"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?6Will your business be able to buy him, Will you divide him among your merchant friends?
7"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?7Will you fill his flesh with harpoons, or his head with lances?
8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!8Lay your hand on him, and you'll remember the struggle. You'll never do that again!
9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?9"Look! Anyone's hope to capture him will prove itself false; anyone would be terrified just by looking at 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 fierce enough to dare to arouse him. "Who, then, can stand in my presence and face me?
11"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.11Who can take me to court and be reconciled to me? All of heaven is mine.
12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.12"I won't be silent concerning his limbs, his mighty strength, and orderly frame.
13"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?13Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can approach him with a bridle?
14"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.14Who dares to open his mouth, since it is ringed with his terrible teeth!
15"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.15His protective scales are his pride, they lie sealed tightly together.
16"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.16Each one is so close to the other that not even air comes in between them.
17"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.17Each is attached to the other, grasping each other so they cannot be separated.
18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.18"His snorting releases flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of the dawn.
19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.19Flames blaze from his mouth; streams of sparking fire fly out.
20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.20Smoke billows from his nostrils; like a boiling pot or burning reeds.
21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.21His breath can ignite coal; and flames proceed from his mouth.
22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.22"His neck is so powerful that all who meet him are terrified.
23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.23There is no flaw in his body's armor; it is firmly fixed on him and unbreachable.
24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.24His heart is as strong as stone, it is as hard as a lower millstone.
25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.25When he rears up, the mighty are terrified; they are bewildered as he thrashes about.
26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.26"Thrusting at him with a sword won't be effective, nor will spears, darts, or javelins.
27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.27He regards iron like straw, and hardened bronze like a dead tree.
28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.28Arrows won't make him flee; stones from a sling are only pebbles to him.
29"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.29Clubs are like twigs; he laughs at the whoosh of the javelin.
30"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.30"Beneath him he is armored as with sharp potsherds; he tears through muddy ground like a threshing sledge through grain.
31"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.31He causes the deep to boil like water in a pot, and churns the sea like one stirs ointment.
32"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.32The sea is luminescent behind him; his wake turns the sea white, like those with gray hair.
33"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.33"There's nothing like him on earth; he was created without the ability to fear.
34"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."34He looks down on everything that is high; he rules over every kind of pride."
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