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Job 41

NLT 1 "Can you catch a crocodile with a hook or put a noose around its jaw? NIV 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope? NLT 2 Can you tie it with a rope through the nose or pierce its jaw with a spike? NIV 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? NLT 3 Will it beg you for mercy or implore you for pity? NIV 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words? NLT 4 Will it agree to work for you? Can you make it be your slave for life? NIV 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life? NLT 5 Can you make it a pet like a bird, or give it to your little girls to play with? NIV 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls? NLT 6 Will merchants try to buy it? Will they sell it in their shops? NIV 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? NLT 7 Will its hide be hurt by darts, or its head by a harpoon? NIV 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? NLT 8 If you lay a hand on it, you will never forget the battle that follows, and you will never try it again!" NIV 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! NLT 9 "No, it is useless to try to capture it. The hunter who attempts it will be thrown down. NIV 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering. NLT 10 And since no one dares to disturb the crocodile, who would dare to stand up to me? NIV 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me? NLT 11 Who will confront me and remain safe ? Everything under heaven is mine." NIV 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. NLT 12 "I want to emphasize the tremendous strength in the crocodile's limbs and throughout its enormous frame. NIV 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form. NLT 13 Who can strip off its hide, and who can penetrate its double layer of armor ? NIV 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle? NLT 14 Who could pry open its jaws? For its teeth are terrible! NIV 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth? NLT 15 The overlapping scales on its back make a shield. NIV 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; NLT 16 They are close together so no air can get between them. NIV 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. NLT 17 They lock together so nothing can penetrate them." NIV 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. NLT 18 "When it sneezes, it flashes light! Its eyes are like the red of dawn. NIV 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn. NLT 19 Fire and sparks leap from its mouth. NIV 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. NLT 20 Smoke streams from its nostrils like steam from a boiling pot on a fire of dry rushes. NIV 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. NLT 21 Yes, its breath would kindle coals, for flames shoot from its mouth." NIV 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth. NLT 22 "The tremendous strength in its neck strikes terror wherever it goes. NIV 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him. NLT 23 Its flesh is hard and firm, not soft and fat. NIV 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. NLT 24 Its heart is as hard as rock, as hard as a millstone. NIV 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. NLT 25 When it rises, the mighty are afraid, gripped by terror. NIV 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing. NLT 26 No sword can stop it, nor spear nor dart nor pointed shaft. NIV 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. NLT 27 To the crocodile, iron is nothing but straw, and bronze is rotten wood. NIV 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. NLT 28 Arrows cannot make it flee. Stones shot from a sling are as ineffective as straw. NIV 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him. NLT 29 Clubs do no good, and it laughs at the swish of the javelins. NIV 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance. NLT 30 Its belly is covered with scales as sharp as glass. They tear up the ground as it drags through the mud." NIV 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. NLT 31 "The crocodile makes the water boil with its commotion. It churns the depths. NIV 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. NLT 32 The water glistens in its wake. One would think the sea had turned white. NIV 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair. NLT 33 There is nothing else so fearless anywhere on earth. NIV 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear. NLT 34 Of all the creatures, it is the proudest. It is the king of beasts." NIV 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."