Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?1
If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!2
Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.3
No one is fierce enough to rouse him.4 Who then is able to stand against me?5
Who has a claim against me that I must pay?6 Everything under heaven belongs to me.7
"I will not fail to speak of his limbs,8 his strength9 and his graceful form.
Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?10
Who dares open the doors of his mouth,11 ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;12