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Of God's great power in the leviathan.41:1 ďCan you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook,
or press down his tongue with a cord?
41:2 Can you put a rope into his nose,
or pierce his jaw through with a hook?
41:3 Will he make many petitions to you,
or will he speak soft words to you?
41:4 Will he make a covenant with you,
that you should take him for a servant forever?
41:5 Will you play with him as with a bird?
Or will you bind him for your girls?
41:6 Will traders barter for him?
Will they part him among the merchants?
41:7 Can you fill his skin with barbed irons,
or his head with fish spears?
41:8 Lay your hand on him.
Remember the battle, and do so no more.
41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain.
Wonít one be cast down even at the sight of him?
41:10 None is so fierce that he dare stir him up.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
41:11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Everything under the heavens is mine.
41:12 ďI will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.
41:13 Who can strip off his outer garment?
Who shall come within his jaws?
41:14 Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth is terror.
41:15 Strong scales are his pride,
shut up together with a close seal.
41:16 One is so near to another,
that no air can come between them.
41:17 They are joined one to another.
They stick together, so that they canít be pulled apart.
41:18 His sneezing flashes out light.
His eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
41:19 Out of his mouth go burning torches.
Sparks of fire leap forth.
41:20 Out of his nostrils a smoke goes,
as of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
41:21 His breath kindles coals.
A flame goes forth from his mouth.
41:22 There is strength in his neck.
Terror dances before him.
41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together.
They are firm on him.
They canít be moved.
41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone,
yes, firm as the lower millstone.
41:25 When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid.
They retreat before his thrashing.
41:26 If one attacks him with the sword, it canít prevail;
nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
41:27 He counts iron as straw;
and brass as rotten wood.
41:28 The arrow canít make him flee.
Sling stones are like chaff to him.
41:29 Clubs are counted as stubble.
He laughs at the rushing of the javelin.
41:30 His undersides are like sharp potsherds,
leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
41:31 He makes the deep to boil like a pot.
He makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
41:32 He makes a path shine after him.
One would think the deep had white hair.
41:33 On earth there is not his equal,
that is made without fear.
41:34 He sees everything that is high.
He is king over all the sons of pride.Ē