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Job 41

NIRV 1 "Job, can you pull the leviathan out of the sea with a fish hook? Can you tie down its tongue with a rope? NIV 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope? NIRV 2 Can you put a rope through its nose? Can you stick a hook through its jaw? NIV 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? NIRV 3 Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak gently to you? NIV 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words? NIRV 4 Will it make an agreement with you? Can you make it your slave for life? NIV 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life? NIRV 5 Can you make a pet out of it like a bird? Can you put it on a leash for your young women? NIV 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls? NIRV 6 Will traders offer you something for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants? NIV 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? NIRV 7 Can you fill its body with harpoons? Can you throw fishing spears into its head? NIV 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? NIRV 8 If you touch it, it will fight you. Then you will remember never to touch it again! NIV 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! NIRV 9 No one can possibly control the leviathan. Just looking at it will terrify you. NIV 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering. NIRV 10 No one dares to wake it up. So who can possibly stand up to me? NIV 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me? NIRV 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything on earth belongs to me. NIV 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. NIRV 12 "Now I will speak about the leviathan's legs. I will talk about its strength and its graceful body. NIV 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form. NIRV 13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who would try to put a bridle on it? NIV 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle? NIRV 14 Who dares to open its jaws? Its mouth is filled with terrifying teeth. NIV 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth? NIRV 15 Its back has rows of shields that are close together. NIV 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; NIRV 16 Each one is so close to the next one that not even air can pass between them. NIV 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. NIRV 17 They are joined tightly to one another. They stick together and can't be forced apart. NIV 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. NIRV 18 The leviathan's snorting throws out flashes of light. Its eyes shine like the first light of day. NIV 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn. NIRV 19 Fire seems to spray out of its mouth. Sparks of fire shoot out. NIV 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. NIRV 20 Smoke pours out of its nose. It is like smoke from a boiling pot over burning grass. NIV 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. NIRV 21 Its breath sets coals on fire. Flames fly out of its mouth. NIV 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth. NIRV 22 Its neck is very strong. People run to get out of its way. NIV 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him. NIRV 23 Its rolls of fat are close together. They are firm and can't be moved. NIV 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. NIRV 24 Its chest is as hard as rock. It is as hard as a lower millstone. NIV 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. NIRV 25 When the leviathan rises up, even mighty people are terrified. They run away when it moves around wildly. NIV 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing. NIRV 26 A sword that strikes it has no effect. Neither does a spear or dart or javelin. NIV 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. NIRV 27 It treats iron as if it were straw. It crushes bronze as if it were rotten wood. NIV 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. NIRV 28 Arrows do not make it run away. Stones that are thrown from slings are like straw hitting it. NIV 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him. NIRV 29 A club seems like a piece of straw to it. It laughs when it hears a javelin rattling. NIV 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance. NIRV 30 Its undersides are like broken pieces of pottery. It leaves a trail in the mud like a threshing sled. NIV 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. NIRV 31 It makes the ocean churn like a boiling pot. It stirs up the sea like perfume someone is making. NIV 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. NIRV 32 It leaves a shiny trail behind it. You would think the ocean had white hair. NIV 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair. NIRV 33 Nothing on earth is equal to the leviathan. That creature is not afraid of anything. NIV 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear. NIRV 34 It looks down on proud people. It rules over all those who are proud." NIV 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."