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Job 41

BBE 1 Is it possible for Leviathan to be pulled out with a fish-hook, or for a hook to be put through the bone of his mouth? NIV 1 “Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope? BBE 2 Will you put a cord into his nose, or take him away with a cord round his tongue? NIV 2 Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook? BBE 3 Will he make prayers to you, or say soft words to you? NIV 3 Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words? BBE 4 Will he make an agreement with you, so that you may take him as a servant for ever? NIV 4 Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life? BBE 5 Will you make sport with him, as with a bird? or put him in chains for your young women? NIV 5 Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house? BBE 6 Will the fishermen make profit out of him? will they have him cut up for the traders? NIV 6 Will traders barter for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants? BBE 7 Will you put sharp-pointed irons into his skin, or fish-spears into his head? NIV 7 Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears? BBE 8 Only put your hand on him, and see what a fight you will have; you will not do it again! NIV 8 If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! BBE 9 Truly, the hope of his attacker is false; he is overcome even on seeing him! NIV 9 Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering. BBE 10 He is so cruel that no one is ready to go against him. Who then is able to keep his place before me? NIV 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me? BBE 11 Who ever went against me, and got the better of me? There is no one under heaven! NIV 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me. BBE 12 I will not keep quiet about the parts of his body, or about his power, and the strength of his frame. NIV 12 “I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs, its strength and its graceful form. BBE 13 Who has ever taken off his outer skin? who may come inside his inner coat of iron? NIV 13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor ? BBE 14 Who has made open the doors of his face? Fear is round about his teeth. NIV 14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth? BBE 15 His back is made of lines of plates, joined tight together, one against the other, like a stamp. NIV 15 Its back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; BBE 16 One is so near to the other that no air may come between them. NIV 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. BBE 17 They take a grip of one another; they are joined together, so that they may not be parted. NIV 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. BBE 18 His sneezings give out flames, and his eyes are like the eyes of the dawn. NIV 18 Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn. BBE 19 Out of his mouth go burning lights, and flames of fire are jumping up. NIV 19 Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. BBE 20 Smoke comes out of his nose, like a pot boiling on the fire. NIV 20 Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds. BBE 21 His breath puts fire to coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth. NIV 21 Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth. BBE 22 Strength is in his neck, and fear goes dancing before him. NIV 22 Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it. BBE 23 The plates of his flesh are joined together, fixed, and not to be moved. NIV 23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. BBE 24 His heart is as strong as a stone, hard as the lower crushing-stone. NIV 24 Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone. BBE 25 When he gets ready for the fight, the strong are overcome with fear. NIV 25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing. BBE 26 The sword may come near him but is not able to go through him; the spear, or the arrow, or the sharp-pointed iron. NIV 26 The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin. BBE 27 Iron is to him as dry grass, and brass as soft wood. NIV 27 Iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood. BBE 28 The arrow is not able to put him to flight: stones are no more to him than dry stems. NIV 28 Arrows do not make it flee; slingstones are like chaff to it. BBE 29 A thick stick is no better than a leaf of grass, and he makes sport of the onrush of the spear. NIV 29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance. BBE 30 Under him are sharp edges of broken pots: as if he was pulling a grain-crushing instrument over the wet earth. NIV 30 Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. BBE 31 The deep is boiling like a pot of spices, and the sea like a perfume-vessel. NIV 31 It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. BBE 32 After him his way is shining, so that the deep seems white. NIV 32 It leaves a glistening wake behind it; one would think the deep had white hair. BBE 33 On earth there is not another like him, who is made without fear. NIV 33 Nothing on earth is its equal— a creature without fear. BBE 34 Everything which is high goes in fear of him; he is king over all the sons of pride. NIV 34 It looks down on all that are haughty; it is king over all that are proud.”

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