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Job 41 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Can you put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he make many petitions to you? Or will he speak soft words 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, That you should take him for 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 bind him 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 barter for him? Will they part 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 barbed irons, Or his head with fish-spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so 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. Will 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 he dare stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Everything under the heavens is mine. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 "I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who shall come within his jaws? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 Strong scales are his pride, Shut up together 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, so that they can't be pulled apart. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 His sneezing flashes forth light, 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 torches, Sparks of fire leap forth. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Out of his nostrils a smoke goes, As of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath kindles coals. A flame goes forth from his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 In his neck there is strength. Terror dances before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can't 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, Yes, firm 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. They retreat before his thrashing. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 If one lay at him with the sword, it can't avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 He counts iron as straw; And brass as rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 The arrow can't make him flee. Sling stones are like chaff to him. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Clubs are counted as stubble. He laughs at the rushing of the javelin. 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, 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 He makes the deep to 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 makes a path to shine after 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 not his equal, That is made without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He sees everything that is high: He is king over all the sons of pride." 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."