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Job 41 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie his tongue down 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 or pierce his jaw with a hook? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he beg you for mercy or speak softly to you? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will he make a covenant with you so that you can take him as a slave forever? 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 or put him on a leash 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 traders bargain for him or divide him among the merchants? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay a hand on him. You will remember the battle and never repeat it! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Any hope of [capturing] him proves false. Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him? 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 No one is ferocious [enough] to rouse Leviathan; who then can stand against Me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who confronted Me, that I should repay him? Everything under heaven belongs to Me. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 I cannot be silent about his limbs, his power, and his graceful proportions. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can strip off his outer covering? Who can penetrate his double layer of armor? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can open his jaws, surrounded by those terrifying teeth? 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 [His] pride is in [his] rows of scales, closely sealed together. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 One scale is so close to another that no air can pass between them. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 They are joined to one another, so closely connected they cannot be separated. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 His snorting flashes with light, while his eyes are like the rays of dawn. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Flaming torches shoot from his mouth; fiery sparks fly out! 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot or [burning] reeds. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames pour out of his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 Strength resides in his neck, and dismay dances before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of his flesh are joined together, solid as metal and immovable. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His heart is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone! 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When Leviathan rises, the mighty are terrified; they withdraw because of [his] thrashing. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 The sword that reaches him will have no effect, nor will a spear, dart, or arrow. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 He regards iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 No arrow can make him flee; slingstones become like stubble to him. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 A club is regarded as stubble, and he laughs at the whirring of a javelin. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, spreading the mud like a threshing sledge. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 He makes the depths seethe like a caldron; he makes the sea like an ointment jar. 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 He leaves a shining wake behind him; one would think the deep had white hair! 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 He has no equal on earth- a creature devoid of fear! 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He surveys everything that is haughty; he is king over all the proud beasts. 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."