Job 41 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down ? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? 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? wilt thou 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 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall 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 thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do 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 : shall 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 dare stir him up : who then is able to stand before me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who hath prevented 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 conceal his parts, nor his power , nor his comely proportion. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 His 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 , that they cannot be sundered . 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 By his neesings a light doth shine , 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 lamps, and sparks of fire leap out . 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. 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 out of his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together : they are firm in themselves; 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, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid : by reason of breakings they purify themselves. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold : the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 He esteemeth 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 : slingstones are turned with him into stubble. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things 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, who is made without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride. 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."