Job 41 TNIV

1 "Can you pull in the leviathana1 with a fishhook2 or tie down its tongue with a rope?

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    • a 41:1 - Possibly the crocodile
      2 Can you put a cord through its nose3 or pierce its jaw with a hook?4

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      3 Will it keep begging you for mercy?5 Will it speak to you with gentle words?

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      4 Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?6

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      5 Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
      6 Will traders barter for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants?
      7 Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?7

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      8 If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!8

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      9 Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.9

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      10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it.10 Who then is able to stand against me?11

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      11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay?12 Everything under heaven belongs to me.13

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      12 "I will not fail to speak of Leviathan's limbs,14 its strength15 and its graceful form.

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      13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor?b16

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        • b 41:13 - Septuagint; Hebrew "double bridle"
          14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth,17 ringed about with fearsome teeth?

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          15 Its back hasc rows of shields tightly sealed together;18

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            • c 41:15 - Or "Its pride is its"
              16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
              17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
              18 Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn.19

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              19 Flames20 stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.

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              20 Smoke pours from its nostrils21 as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.

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              21 Its breath22 sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth.23

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              22 Strength24 resides in its neck; dismay goes before it.

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              23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
              24 Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.25

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              25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified;26 they retreat before its thrashing.27

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              26 The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.2829

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              27 Iron it treats like straw30 and bronze like rotten wood.

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                  28 Arrows do not make it flee;31 slingstones are like chaff to it.

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                  29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw;32 it laughs33 at the rattling of the lance.

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                      30 Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.34

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                      31 It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron35 and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.36

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                      32 It leaves a glistening wake behind it; one would think the deep had white hair.
                      33 Nothing on earth is its equal37-- a creature without fear.

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                      34 It looks down on all that are haughty;38 it is king over all that are proud.39"

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