Job 41:1 ←
“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fish hook, or press down his tongue with a cord?
Job 41:2 ←
Can you put a rope into his nose, or pierce his jaw through with a hook?
Job 41:3 ←
Will he make many petitions to you, or will he speak soft words to you?
Job 41:4 ←
Will he make a covenant with you, that you should take him for a servant forever?
Job 41:5 ←
Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your girls?
Will traders barter for him? Will they part him among the merchants?
Job 41:7 ←
Can you fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fish spears?
Job 41:8 ←
Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more.
Job 41:9 ←
Behold, the hope of him is in vain. Won’t one be cast down even at the sight of him?
Job 41:10 ←
None is so fierce that he dare stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?
Job 41:11 ←
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Everything under the heavens is mine.
“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.
Who can strip off his outer garment? Who will come within his jaws?
Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.
Strong scales are his pride, shut up together with a close seal.
One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
They are joined to one another. They stick together, so that they can’t be pulled apart.
Job 41:18 ←
His sneezing flashes out light. His eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Job 41:19 ←
Out of his mouth go burning torches. Sparks of fire leap out.
Job 41:20 ←
Out of his nostrils a smoke goes, as of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
Job 41:21 ←
His breath kindles coals. A flame goes out of his mouth.
There is strength in his neck. Terror dances before him.
Job 41:23 ←
The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can’t be moved.
Job 41:24 ←
His heart is as firm as a stone, yes, firm as the lower millstone.
Job 41:25 ←
When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid. They retreat before his thrashing.
Job 41:26 ←
If one attacks him with the sword, it can’t prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
Job 41:27 ←
He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
Job 41:28 ←
The arrow can’t make him flee. Sling stones are like chaff to him.
Job 41:29 ←
Clubs are counted as stubble. He laughs at the rushing of the javelin.
Job 41:30 ←
His undersides are like sharp potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
Job 41:31 ←
He makes the deep to boil like a pot. He makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
Job 41:32 ←
He makes a path shine after him. One would think the deep had white hair.
Job 41:33 ←
On earth there is not his equal, that is made without fear.
Job 41:34 ←
He sees everything that is high. He is king over all the sons of pride.”