Job 41 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Can you catch Leviathan with a fishhook 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 rope through his snout or put a hook through his jaws? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he beg you to let him go? Will he plead with you for mercy? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will he make an agreement with you and promise to serve you forever? 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 Will you tie him like a pet bird, like something to amuse your servant women? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will fishermen bargain over him? Will merchants cut him up to sell? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his hide with fishing spears or pierce his head with a harpoon? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 Touch him once and you'll never try it again; you'll never forget the fight! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Anyone who sees Leviathan loses courage and falls to the ground. 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 When he is aroused, he is fierce; no one would dare to stand before him. 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who can attack him and still be safe? No one in all the world can do it. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 Let me tell you about Leviathan's legs and describe how great and strong he is. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 No one can tear off his outer coat or pierce the armor he wears. 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can make him open his jaws, ringed with those terrifying teeth? 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 His back is made of rows of shields, fastened together and hard as stone. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 Each one is joined so tight to the next, not even a breath can come between. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 They all are fastened so firmly together that nothing can ever pull them apart. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 Light flashes when he sneezes, and his eyes glow like the rising sun. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Flames blaze from his mouth, and streams of sparks fly out. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke comes pouring out of his nose, like smoke from weeds burning under a pot. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath starts fires burning; flames leap out of his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 His neck is so powerful that all who meet him are terrified. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 There is not a weak spot in his skin; it is as hard and unyielding as iron. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His stony heart is without fear, as unyielding and hard as a millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When he rises up, even the strongest are frightened; they are helpless with fear. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 There is no sword that can wound him; no spear or arrow or lance that can harm him. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 For him iron is as flimsy as straw, and bronze as soft as rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 There is no arrow that can make him run; rocks thrown at him are like bits of straw. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 To him a club is a piece of straw, and he laughs when men throw spears. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 The scales on his belly are like jagged pieces of pottery; they tear up the muddy ground like a threshing sledge. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 He churns up the sea like boiling water and makes it bubble like a pot of oil. 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 path behind him and turns the sea to white foam. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 There is nothing on earth to compare with him; he is a creature that has no fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He looks down on even the proudest animals; he is king of all wild beasts. 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."