God's Power Shown in Creatures
1 "Can F469 you draw out Leviathan R1113 F470 with a fishhook?
Or press down his tongue with a cord?
2 "Can you put R1114 a rope F471 in his nose
Or pierce his jaw with a hook? F472
3 "Will he make many supplications to you,
Or will he speak to you soft words?
4 "Will he make a covenant with you?
Will you take him for a servant forever?
5 "Will you play with him as with a bird,
Or will you bind him for your maidens?
6 "Will the traders F473 bargain over him?
Will they divide him among the merchants?
7 "Can you fill his skin with harpoons,
Or his head with fishing spears?
8 "Lay your hand on him;
Remember the battle; you F474 will not do it again!
9 "Behold, F475 your F476 expectation is false;
Will you F477 be laid low even at the sight of him?
10 "No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse R1115 him;
Who then is he that can stand before Me?
11 "Who has given R1116 F478 to Me that I should repay him?
Whatever is under R1117 the whole heaven is Mine.
12 "I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
Or his mighty strength, or his orderly F479 frame.
13 "Who can strip F480 off his outer armor?
Who can come within his double mail? F481
14 "Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth there is terror.
15 "His strong F482 scales are his pride,
Shut up as with a tight seal.
16 "One is so near to another
That no air can come between them.
17 "They are joined one to another;
They clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18 "His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids R1118 of the morning.
19 "Out of his mouth go burning torches;
Sparks of fire leap forth.
20 "Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21 "His breath kindles coals,
And a flame goes forth from his mouth.
22 "In his neck lodges strength,
And dismay leaps before him.
23 "The folds of his flesh are joined together,
Firm on him and immovable.
24 "His heart is as hard as a stone,
Even as hard as a lower millstone.
25 "When he raises himself up, the mighty F483 fear;
Because of the crashing they are bewildered.
26 "The sword that reaches him cannot avail,
Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.
27 "He regards iron as straw,
Bronze as rotten wood.
28 "The arrow F484 cannot make him flee;
Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.
29 "Clubs are regarded as stubble;
He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.
30 "His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
He spreads F485 out like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31 "He makes the depths boil like a pot;
He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.
32 "Behind him he makes a wake to shine;
One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
33 "Nothing R1119 on earth F486 is like him,
One made without fear.
34 "He F487 looks on everything that is high;
He is king over all the sons R1120 of pride."
F469: Ch 40:25 in Heb
F470: Or the crocodile
F471: Lit rope of rushes
F472: Or thorn or ring
F473: Lit partners
F474: Lit do not add
F475: Ch 41:1 in Heb
F476: Lit his
F477: Lit he
F478: Lit anticipated
F479: Or graceful
F480: Lit uncover the face of his garment
F481: So Gr; Hebrew bridle
F482: Lit rows of shields
F483: Or gods
F484: Lit son of the bow
F485: Or moves across
F486: Lit dust
F487: Ch 41:26 in Heb
R1113: Job 1:3:8; Psalms 74:14; 104:26; Isaiah 27:1
R1114: 2 Kings 19:28; Isaiah 37:29
R1115: Job 1:3:8
R1116: Romans 11:35
R1117: Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 10:14; Job 1:9:5-10; 26:6-14; 28:24; Psalms 24:1; 50:12; 1 Corinthians 10:26
R1118: Job 1:3:9
R1119: Job 1:40:19
R1120: Job 1:28:8