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Job 41 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Can you catch the leviathann on afish hook or tie its 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 its nose or a hook in its jaw? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will it keep begging you for mercy and speak to you with gentle words? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will it make an agreement with you and let you take it as your slave for life? 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 Can you make a pet of the leviathan as you would a bird or put it 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 try to bargain with you for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you stick darts all over its skin or fill its head with fishing spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 If you put one hand on it, you will never forget the battle, and you will never do it again! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 There is no hope of defeating it; just seeing it overwhelms people. 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 No one is brave enough to make it angry, so who would be able to stand up against me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 No one has ever given me anything that I must pay back, because everything under the sky belongs to me. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 "I will speak about Leviathan's arms and legs, its great strength and well-formed body. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 No one can tear off its outer hide or poke through its double armor. 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 No one can force open its great jaws; they are filled with frightening teeth. 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 It has rows of shields on its back that are tightly sealed together. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 Each shield is so close to the next one that no air can go between them. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 They are joined strongly to one another; they hold on to each other and cannot be separated. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 When it snorts, flashes of light are thrown out, and its eyes look like the light at dawn. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Flames blaze from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke pours out of its nose, as if coming from a large pot over a hot fire. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 Its breath sets coals on fire, and flames come out of its mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 There is great strength in its neck. People are afraid and run away. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of its skin are tightly joined; they are set and cannot be moved. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 Its chest is as hard as a rock, even as hard as a grinding stone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 The powerful fear its terrible looks and draw back in fear as it moves. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 The sword that hits it does not hurt it, nor the arrows, darts, and spears. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 It treats iron as if it were straw and bronze metal as if it were rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 It does not run away from arrows; stones from slings are like chaff to it. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Clubs feel like pieces of straw to it, and it laughs when they shake a spear at it. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 The underside of its body is like broken pieces of pottery. It leaves a trail in the mud like a threshing board. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 It makes the deep sea bubble like a boiling pot; it stirs up the sea 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 When it swims, it leaves a shining path in the water that makes the sea look as if it had white hair. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 Nothing else on earth is equal to it; it is a creature without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 It looks down on all those who are too proud; it is king over all proud creatures." 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."