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Job 41 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue 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 pierce its jaw with a hook? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it 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 for you to 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 it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will traders barter 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 fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering. 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it. 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 a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 "I will not fail to speak of Leviathan's limbs, its strength and its graceful form. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth? 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 Its back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 Iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 Arrows do not make it flee; slingstones are like chaff to it. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up 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 It leaves a glistening wake behind it; 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 Nothing on earth is its equal-- a creature without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 It looks down on all that are haughty; it is king over all that are proud." 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."