Job 41
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
1"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?1"Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue 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 its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?
3"Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?3Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?
4"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?4Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?
5"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?5Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
6"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?6Will traders barter for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants?
7"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?7Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?
8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!8If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?9Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.
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 rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?
11"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.11Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.12"I will not fail to speak of Leviathan's limbs, its strength and its graceful form.
13"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?13Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor?
14"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.14Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth?
15"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.15Its back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.16each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.17They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.18Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.19Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.20Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.
21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.21Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth.
22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.22Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it.
23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.23The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.24Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.25When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing.
26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.26The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.27Iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.28Arrows do not make it flee; slingstones are like chaff to it.
29"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.29A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.30Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.31It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up 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.32It leaves a glistening wake behind it; one would think the deep had white hair.
33"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.33Nothing on earth is its equal-- a creature without fear.
34"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."34It looks down on all that are haughty; it is king over all that are proud."
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