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Job 41 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Can you draw out Levi'athan 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 in 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 to you soft words? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant for ever? 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 put him on leash 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 traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up 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 hands on him; think of the battle; you will not do it again! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Behold, the hope of a man is disappointed; he is laid low even 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 dares to stir him up. Who then is he that can stand before me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who has given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven 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, or his mighty strength, or 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 can penetrate his double coat of mail? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror. 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a 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 clasp each other and cannot be separated. 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 dawn. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, 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 comes forth from his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of his flesh cleave together, firmly cast upon him and immovable. 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the nether millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing 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 does not avail; nor the spear, 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 He counts 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; for him slingstones are turned to stubble. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on 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 Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be hoary. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 Upon earth there is not his like, a creature without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 He beholds 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."