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Job 41

CEB 1 Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, restrain his tongue with a rope? NIV 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope? CEB 2 Can you put a cord through his nose, pierce his jaw with a barb? NIV 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? CEB 3 Will he beg you at length or speak gentle words to you? NIV 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words? CEB 4 Will he make a pact with you so that you will take him as a permanent slave? NIV 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life? CEB 5 Can you play with him like a bird, put a leash on him for your girls? NIV 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls? CEB 6 Will merchants sell him; will they divide him among traders? NIV 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? CEB 7 Can you fill his hide with darts, his head with a fishing spear? NIV 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? CEB 8 Should you lay your hand on him, you would never remember the battle. NIV 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! CEB 9 Such hopes would be delusional; surely the sight of him makes one stumble. NIV 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering. CEB 10 Nobody is fierce enough to rouse him; who then can stand before me? NIV 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me? CEB 11 Who opposes me that I must repay? Everything under heaven is mine. NIV 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. CEB 12 I'm not awed by his limbs, his strength, and impressive form. NIV 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form. CEB 13 Who can remove his outer garment; who can come with a bridle for him? NIV 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle? CEB 14 Who can open the doors of his mouth, surrounded by frightening teeth? NIV 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth? CEB 15 His matching scales are his pride, closely locked and sealed. NIV 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; CEB 16 One touches another; even air can't come between them. NIV 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. CEB 17 Each clings to its pair; joined, they can't be separated. NIV 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. CEB 18 His sneezes emit flashes of light; his eyes are like dawn's rays. NIV 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn. CEB 19 Shafts of fire shoot from his mouth; like fiery sparks they fly out. NIV 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. CEB 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils like a boiling pot over reeds. NIV 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. CEB 21 His breath lights coals; a flame shoots from his mouth. NIV 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth. CEB 22 Power resides in his neck; violence dances before him. NIV 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him. CEB 23 The folds of his flesh stick together; on him they are tough and unyielding. NIV 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. CEB 24 His heart is solid like a rock, hard like a lower millstone. NIV 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. CEB 25 The divine beings dread his rising; they withdraw before his thrashing. NIV 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing. CEB 26 The sword that touches him won't prevail; neither will the dart, spear, nor javelin. NIV 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. CEB 27 He treats iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood. NIV 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. CEB 28 Arrows can't make him flee; slingstones he turns to straw. NIV 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him. CEB 29 He treats a club like straw; he laughs at the lance's rattle. NIV 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance. CEB 30 His abdomen is like jagged pottery shards; its sharp edges leave a trail in the mud. NIV 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. CEB 31 He causes the depths to churn like a boiling pot, stirs up the sea like a pot of scented oils, NIV 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. CEB 32 leaves a bright wake behind him; the frothy deep seems white-haired. NIV 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair. CEB 33 None on earth can compare to him; he is made to be without fear. NIV 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear. CEB 34 He looks on all the proud; he is king over all proud beasts. NIV 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."