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Job 41 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Can you put a reed 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 make many supplications to you? Will he 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? Will you take him as a servant forever? 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you leash him for your maidens? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will your companions make a banquet of him? Will they apportion him among the merchants? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle-- Never do it again! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false; Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him? 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up. Who then is able to stand against Me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under 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 limbs, His mighty power, or his graceful proportions. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can remove his outer coat? Who can approach him with a 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, With his terrible teeth all around? 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 His rows of scales are his pride, Shut up tightly as with a seal; 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 One is so near 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 and cannot be parted. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 His sneezings flash forth light, 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 lights; Sparks of fire shoot out. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke goes out of his nostrils, As from a boiling pot and burning rushes. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes out of his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 Strength dwells in his neck, And sorrow dances before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of his flesh are joined together; They are firm on him and cannot be moved. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His heart is as hard as stone, Even as hard as the lower millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; Because of his crashings they are beside themselves. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 Though the sword reaches him, it cannot avail; Nor does spear, dart, or javelin. 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 The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones become like stubble to him. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Darts are regarded as straw; He laughs at the threat of javelins. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 His undersides are like sharp potsherds; He spreads pointed marks in the mire. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; He makes 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 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 On earth there is nothing like him, Which is made without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He beholds every high thing; He is king over all the children of pride." 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."