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Job 41 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, restrain his tongue with a rope? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Can you put a cord through his nose, pierce his jaw with a barb? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he beg you at length or speak gentle words to you? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will he make a pact with you so that you will take him as a permanent slave? 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 Can you play with him like a bird, put a leash on him for your girls? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will merchants sell him; will they divide him among traders? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his hide with darts, his head with a fishing spear? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 Should you lay your hand on him, you would never remember the battle. 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Such hopes would be delusional; surely the sight of him makes one stumble. 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 Nobody is fierce enough to rouse him; who then can stand before me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who opposes me that I must repay? Everything under heaven is mine. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 I'm not awed by his limbs, his strength, and impressive form. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can remove his outer garment; who can come with a bridle for him? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his mouth, surrounded by frightening teeth? 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 His matching scales are his pride, closely locked and sealed. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 One touches another; even air can't come between them. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 Each clings to its pair; joined, they can't be separated. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 His sneezes emit flashes of light; his eyes are like dawn's rays. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Shafts of fire shoot from his mouth; like fiery sparks they fly out. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke pours from his nostrils like a boiling pot over reeds. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath lights coals; a flame shoots from his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 Power resides in his neck; violence dances before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of his flesh stick together; on him they are tough and unyielding. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His heart is solid like a rock, hard like a lower millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 The divine beings dread his rising; they withdraw before his thrashing. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 The sword that touches him won't prevail; neither will the dart, spear, nor javelin. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 He treats iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 Arrows can't make him flee; slingstones he turns to straw. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 He treats a club like straw; he laughs at the lance's rattle. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 His abdomen is like jagged pottery shards; its sharp edges leave a trail in the mud. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 He causes the depths to churn like a boiling pot, stirs up the sea like a pot of scented oils, 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 leaves a bright wake behind him; the frothy deep seems white-haired. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 None on earth can compare to him; he is made to be without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He looks on all the proud; he is king over all proud beasts. 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."