1 Canst thou draw out Leviathan with a khakah (fishhook)? Or tie down his leshon with a cord?
(41:2) None is so foolhardy that dare stir him up. Mi (who) then is able to stand before Me?
(41:3) Mi (who) hath given Me, that I must repay him? Whatsoever is under the kol HaShomayim is Mine.
(41:4) I will not keep silent about his members, nor his gevurah, nor the grace of his form.
(41:5) Mi (who) can remove his outer garment? Or mi (who) can come near him with a double bridle?
(41:6) Mi (who) can open the doors of his face? Terror is round about his teeth.
(41:7) His scales are his ga’avah (pride), shut up together as with a rigid chotam (seal).
(41:8) One is so near to another, that no ruach (air) can pass between them.
(41:9) They are joined one to another; they stick together, inseparably.
(41:10) By his sneezings ohr flares out, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the shachar.
(41:11) Out of his mouth goeth flame, and sparks of eish leap out.
(41:12) Out of his nostrils goeth forth smoke, like a seething pot or caldron.
(41:13) His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
(41:14) In his neck resideth oz (strength), and terror dances before him.
(26) Canst thou put a hook into his af (nose)? Or bore his jaw through with a barb?
(41:15) The flanks of his basar are joined together; they are firm in themselves, immoveable.
(41:16) His lev (chest) is as firm as an even (stone); yea, as hard as the lower millstone.
(41:17) When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid; shuddering they retreat.
(41:18) The cherev of him that reacheth at him cannot hold—the spear, the dart, nor the harpoon.
(41:19) He esteemeth barzel (iron) like straw, and nechoshet as rotten wood.
(41:20) The arrow cannot make him flee; sling stones are turned with him into stubble.
(41:21) Clubs are counted as straw; he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
(41:22) Sharp shards are his under parts; he leaveth a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
(41:23) He maketh the deep to boil like a pot; he stirreth the yam like a pot of ointment.
(41:24) He maketh a wake to shine after him; one would think the deep to be white hair.
(27) Will he make many tachanunim unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee?
(41:25) Upon earth there is not his equal, who is created without fear.
(41:26) He beholdeth all things lofty; he is a melech over every proud beast.
(28) Will he make a brit (covenant) with thee? Wilt thou take him for an eved olam?