||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 41 [Commentary] |
|| "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook?
Or press down his tongue with a cord?
||"Can you put a rope in his nose
Or pierce his jaw with a hook?
||"Will he make many supplications to you,
Or will he speak to you soft words?
||"Will he make a covenant with you?
Will you take him for a servant forever?
||"Will you play with him as with a bird,
Or will you bind him for your maidens?
||"Will the traders bargain over him?
Will they divide him among the merchants?
||"Can you fill his skin with harpoons,
Or his head with fishing spears?
||"Lay your hand on him;
Remember the battle; you will not do it again!
||"Behold, your expectation is false;
Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?
||"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him;
Who then is he that can stand before Me?
||"Who has given to Me that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
||"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.
||"Who can strip off his outer armor?
Who can come within his double mail?
||"Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth there is terror.
||"His strong scales are his pride,
Shut up as with a tight seal.
||"One is so near to another
That no air can come between them.
||"They are joined one to another;
They clasp each other and cannot be separated.
||"His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
||"Out of his mouth go burning torches;
Sparks of fire leap forth.
||"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
||"His breath kindles coals,
And a flame goes forth from his mouth.
||"In his neck lodges strength,
And dismay leaps before him.
||"The folds of his flesh are joined together,
Firm on him and immovable.
||"His heart is as hard as a stone,
Even as hard as a lower millstone.
||"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear;
Because of the crashing they are bewildered.
||"The sword that reaches him cannot avail,
Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.
||"He regards iron as straw,
Bronze as rotten wood.
||"The arrow cannot make him flee;
Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.
||"Clubs are regarded as stubble;
He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.
||"His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.
||"He makes the depths boil like a pot;
He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.
||"Behind him he makes a wake to shine;
One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
||"Nothing on earth is like him,
One made without fear.
||"He looks on everything that is high;
He is king over all the sons of pride."
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