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Job 41 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Can you catch a crocodile with a hook or put a noose around its jaw? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Can you tie it with a rope through the nose or pierce its jaw with a spike? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will it beg you for mercy or implore you for pity? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will it agree to work for you? Can you make it be 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 it a pet like a bird, or give it to your little girls to play with? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will merchants try to buy it? Will they sell it in their shops? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 Will its hide be hurt by darts, or its head by a harpoon? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 If you lay a hand on it, you will never forget the battle that follows, and you will never try it again!" 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 "No, it is useless to try to capture it. The hunter who attempts it will be thrown down. 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 And since no one dares to disturb the crocodile, who would dare to stand up to me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who will confront me and remain safe ? Everything under heaven is mine." 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 "I want to emphasize the tremendous strength in the crocodile's limbs and throughout its enormous frame. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can strip off its hide, and who can penetrate its double layer of armor ? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who could pry open its jaws? For its teeth are terrible! 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 The overlapping scales on its back make a shield. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 They are close together so no air can get between them. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 They lock together so nothing can penetrate them." 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 "When it sneezes, it flashes light! Its eyes are like the red of dawn. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Fire and sparks leap from its mouth. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke streams from its nostrils like steam from a boiling pot on a fire of dry rushes. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 Yes, its breath would kindle coals, for flames shoot from its mouth." 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 "The tremendous strength in its neck strikes terror wherever it goes. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 Its flesh is hard and firm, not soft and fat. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 Its heart is as hard as rock, as hard as a millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When it rises, the mighty are afraid, gripped by terror. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 No sword can stop it, nor spear nor dart nor pointed shaft. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 To the crocodile, iron is nothing but straw, and bronze is rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 Arrows cannot make it flee. Stones shot from a sling are as ineffective as straw. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Clubs do no good, and it laughs at the swish of the javelins. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 Its belly is covered with scales as sharp as glass. They tear up the ground as it drags through the mud." 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 "The crocodile makes the water boil with its commotion. It churns the depths. 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 The water glistens in its wake. One would think the sea had turned white. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 There is nothing else so fearless anywhere on earth. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 Of all the creatures, it is the proudest. It is the king of beasts." 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."