Job 41
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?1Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2"Can you put a rope in his nose Or pierce his jaw with a hook?2Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3"Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?3Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
4"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?4Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?5Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
6"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?6Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
7"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?7Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!8Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?9Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?10None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.11Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.12I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?13Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
14"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.14Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.15His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.16One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.17They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.18By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.19Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.20Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.21His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.22In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.23The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.24His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.25When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.26The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.27He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.28The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
29"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.29Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
30"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.30Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
31"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.31He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
32"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.32He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
33"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.33Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
34"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."34He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
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