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Job 41 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Canst thou put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? Or will he speak soft words unto thee? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever? 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will the bands [of fishermen] make traffic of him? Will they part him among the merchants? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons, Or his head with fish-spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay thy hand upon him; Remember the battle, and do so no more. 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him? 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 None is so fierce that he dare stir him up; Who then is he that can stand before me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who hath first given unto me, that I should repay him? [Whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who shall come within his jaws? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror. 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 [His] strong scales are [his] pride, Shut up together [as with] a close seal. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 One is so near to another, That no air can come between them. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they cannot be sundered. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 His sneezings flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Out of his mouth go burning torches, And sparks of fire leap forth. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, As of a boiling pot and [burning] rushes. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth forth from his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 In his neck abideth strength, And terror danceth before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: They are firm upon him; They cannot be moved. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid: By reason of consternation they are beside themselves. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 He counteth iron as straw, [And] brass as rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 The arrow cannot make him flee: Sling-stones are turned with him into stubble. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Clubs are counted as stubble: He laugheth at the rushing of the javelin. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 His underparts are [like] sharp potsherds: He spreadeth [as it were] a threshing-wain upon the mire. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: He maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 He maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 Upon earth there is not his like, That is made without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He beholdeth everything that is high: He is king over all the sons of pride. 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."