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Job 41

NRS 1 "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook, or press down its tongue with a cord? NIV 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope? NRS 2 Can you put a rope in its nose, or pierce its jaw with a hook? NIV 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? NRS 3 Will it make many supplications to you? Will it speak soft words to you? NIV 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words? NRS 4 Will it make a covenant with you to be taken as your servant forever? NIV 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life? NRS 5 Will you play with it as with a bird, or will you put it on leash for your girls? NIV 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls? NRS 6 Will traders bargain over it? Will they divide it up among the merchants? NIV 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? NRS 7 Can you fill its skin with harpoons, or its head with fishing spears? NIV 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? NRS 8 Lay hands on it; think of the battle; you will not do it again! NIV 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! NRS 9 Any hope of capturing it will be disappointed; were not even the gods overwhelmed at the sight of it? NIV 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering. NRS 10 No one is so fierce as to dare to stir it up. Who can stand before it? NIV 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me? NRS 11 Who can confront it and be safe? —under the whole heaven, who? NIV 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. NRS 12 "I will not keep silence concerning its limbs, or its mighty strength, or its splendid frame. NIV 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form. NRS 13 Who can strip off its outer garment? Who can penetrate its double coat of mail? NIV 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle? NRS 14 Who can open the doors of its face? There is terror all around its teeth. NIV 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth? NRS 15 Its back is made of shields in rows, shut up closely as with a seal. NIV 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; NRS 16 One is so near to another that no air can come between them. NIV 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. NRS 17 They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated. NIV 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. NRS 18 Its sneezes flash forth light, and its eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn. NIV 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn. NRS 19 From its mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap out. NIV 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. NRS 20 Out of its nostrils comes smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. NIV 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. NRS 21 Its breath kindles coals, and a flame comes out of its mouth. NIV 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth. NRS 22 In its neck abides strength, and terror dances before it. NIV 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him. NRS 23 The folds of its flesh cling together; it is firmly cast and immovable. NIV 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. NRS 24 Its heart is as hard as stone, as hard as the lower millstone. NIV 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. NRS 25 When it raises itself up the gods are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves. NIV 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing. NRS 26 Though the sword reaches it, it does not avail, nor does the spear, the dart, or the javelin. NIV 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. NRS 27 It counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood. NIV 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. NRS 28 The arrow cannot make it flee; slingstones, for it, are turned to chaff. NIV 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him. NRS 29 Clubs are counted as chaff; it laughs at the rattle of javelins. NIV 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance. NRS 30 Its underparts are like sharp potsherds; it spreads itself like a threshing sledge on the mire. NIV 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. NRS 31 It makes the deep boil like a pot; it makes the sea like a pot of ointment. NIV 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. NRS 32 It leaves a shining wake behind it; one would think the deep to be white-haired. NIV 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair. NRS 33 On earth it has no equal, a creature without fear. NIV 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear. NRS 34 It surveys everything that is lofty; it is king over all that are proud." NIV 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."