Job 41
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
1"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?1 “Can you catch Leviathan with a hook or put a noose around its jaw?
2"Can you put a rope in his nose Or pierce his jaw with a hook?2Can you tie it with a rope through the nose or pierce its jaw with a spike?
3"Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?3Will it beg you for mercy or implore you for pity?
4"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?4Will it agree to work for you, to be 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 it a pet like a bird, or give it to your little girls to play with?
6"Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants?6Will merchants try to buy it to sell it in their shops?
7"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?7Will its hide be hurt by spears or its head by a harpoon?
8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!8If you lay a hand on it, you will certainly remember the battle that follows. You won’t try that again!
9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?9 No, it is useless to try to capture it. The hunter who attempts it will be knocked down.
10"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?10And since no one dares to disturb it, who then can stand up to me?
11"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.11Who has given me anything that I need to pay back? Everything under heaven is mine.
12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.12“I want to emphasize Leviathan’s limbs and its enormous strength and graceful form.
13"Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail?13Who can strip off its hide, and who can penetrate its double layer of armor?
14"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.14Who could pry open its jaws? For its teeth are terrible!
15"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.15The scales on its back are like rows of shields tightly sealed together.
16"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.16They are so close together that no air can get between them.
17"They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated.17Each scale sticks tight to the next. They interlock and cannot be penetrated.
18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.18“When it sneezes, it flashes light! Its eyes are like the red of dawn.
19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.19Lightning leaps from its mouth; flames of fire flash out.
20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.20Smoke streams from its nostrils like steam from a pot heated over burning rushes.
21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth.21Its breath would kindle coals, for flames shoot from its mouth.
22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.22“The tremendous strength in Leviathan’s neck strikes terror wherever it goes.
23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.23Its flesh is hard and firm and cannot be penetrated.
24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.24Its heart is hard as rock, hard as a millstone.
25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.25When it rises, the mighty are afraid, gripped by terror.
26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.26No sword can stop it, no spear, dart, or javelin.
27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.27Iron is nothing but straw to that creature, and bronze is like rotten wood.
28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.28Arrows cannot make it flee. Stones shot from a sling are like bits of grass.
29"Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.29Clubs are like a blade of grass, and it laughs at the swish of javelins.
30"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.30Its belly is covered with scales as sharp as glass. It plows up the ground as it drags through the mud.
31"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.31“Leviathan makes the water boil with its commotion. It stirs the depths like a pot of ointment.
32"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.32The water glistens in its wake, making the sea look white.
33"Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear.33Nothing on earth is its equal, no other creature so fearless.
34"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."34Of all the creatures, it is the proudest. It is the king of beasts.”
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