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Job 41 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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God’s Power Shown in Creatures

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:1 - [fn]Can you drag out [fn]Leviathan with a fishhook,
And press down his tongue with a rope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:2 - “Can you put a [fn]rope in his nose,
And pierce his jaw with a [fn]hook?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:3 - “Will he make many pleas to you,
Or will he speak to you gentle words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:4 - “Will he make a covenant with you?
Will you take him as a servant forever?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:5 - “Will you play with him as with a bird,
And tie him down for your young girls?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:6 - “Will the [fn]traders bargain for him?
Will they divide him among the merchants?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:7 - “Can you fill his skin with harpoons,
Or his head with fishing spears?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:8 - “Lay your hand on him.
Remember the battle; [fn]you will not do it again!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:9 - [fn]Behold, [fn]your expectation is false;
Will [fn]you be hurled down even at the sight of him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:10 - “No one is so reckless that he dares to stir him;
Who then is he who opposes Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:11 - “Who has been first to give to Me, that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the entire heaven is Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:12 - “I will not be silent about his limbs,
Or his mighty strength, or his graceful frame.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:13 - “Who can [fn]strip off his outer covering?
Who can [fn]pierce his double [fn]armor?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 - “Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth there is terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:15 - His [fn]strong scales are his pride,
Locked as with a tight seal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:16 - “One is so close to another
That no air can come between them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:17 - “They are joined one to another;
They clasp each other and cannot be separated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:18 - “His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eye of dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 - “From his mouth go burning torches;
Sparks of fire leap forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:20 - “From his nostrils smoke goes out
As from a boiling pot and burning reeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:21 - “His breath sets coals aglow,
And a flame goes forth from his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:22 - “In his neck dwells strength,
And dismay leaps before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - “The folds of his flesh are joined together,
Firm and immovable on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:24 - “His heart is as firm as a stone,
And as firm as a lower millstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:25 - “When he rises up, the [fn]mighty are afraid;
Because of the crashing they are bewildered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 - “The sword that reaches him cannot [fn]prevail,
Nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:27 - “He regards iron as straw,
Bronze as rotten wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - “The [fn]arrow cannot make him flee;
Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:29 - “Clubs are regarded as stubble;
He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:30 - “His underparts are like sharp pieces of pottery;
He [fn]spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mud.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:31 - “He makes the depths boil like a pot;
He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 - “Behind him he illuminates a pathway;
One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:33 - “Nothing on [fn]earth is like him,
One made without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:34 - [fn]He looks on everything that is high;
He is king over all the sons of pride.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 40:25 in Heb
I.e., a sea monster or crocodile
Lit rope of rushes
Or thorn; or ring
Lit partners
Lit do not add
Ch 41:1 in Heb
Lit his
Lit he
Lit uncover the face of his garment
Lit come into
As in LXX; Heb bridle
Lit rows of shields
Or gods
Lit rise
Lit son of the bow
Or moves across
Lit dust
Ch 41:26 in Heb

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