Brenton Septuagint Translation
God's Power Shown in Creatures
2But wilt thou catch the serpent with a hook, and put a halter about his nose?
3Or wilt thou fasten a ring in his nostril, and bore his lip with a clasp?
4Will he address thee with a petition? softly, with the voice of a suppliant?
5And will he make a covenant with thee? and wilt thou take him for a perpetual servant?
6And wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or bind him as a sparrow for a child?
7And do the nations feed upon him, and the nations of the Phoenicians share him?
8And all the ships come together would not be able to bear the mere skin of his tail; neither shall they carry his head in fishing-vessels.
9But thou shalt lay thy hand upon him once, remembering the war that is waged by his mouth; and let it not be done any more.
10Hast thou not seen him? and hast thou not wondered at the things said of him? Dost thou not fear because preparation has been made by me? for who is there that resists me?
11Or who will resist me, and abide, since the whole world under heaven is mine?
12I will not be silent because of him: though because of his power one shall pity his antagonist.
13Who will open the face of his garment? and who can enter within the fold of his breastplate?
14Who will open the doors of his face? terror is round about his teeth.
15His inwards are as brazen plates, and the texture of his skin as a smyrite stone.
16One part cleaves fast to another, and the air cannot come between them.
17They will remain united each to the other: they are closely joined, and cannot be separated.
18At his sneezing a light shines, and his eyes are as the appearance of the morning star.
19Out of his mouth proceed as it were burning lamps, and as it were hearths of fire are cast abroad.
20Out of his nostrils proceeds smoke of a furnace burning with fire of coals.
21His breath is as live coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.
22And power is lodged in his neck, before him destruction runs.
23The flesh also of his body is joined together: if one pours violence upon him, he shall not be moved.
24His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil.
25And when he turns, he is a terror to the four-footed wild beasts which leap upon the earth.
26If spears should come against him, men will effect nothing, either with the spear or the breast-plate.
27For he considers iron as chaff, and brass as rotten wood.
28The bow of brass shall not would him, he deems a slinger as grass.
29Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand.
30His lair is formed of sharp points; and all the gold of the sea under him is an immense quantity of clay.
31He makes the deep boil like a brazen caldron; and he regards the sea as a pot of ointment,
32and the lowest part of the deep as a captive: he reckons the deep as his range.
33There is nothing upon the earth like to him, formed to be sported with by my angels.
34He beholds every high thing: and he is king of all that are in the waters.