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Job 41 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:1 - “Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:2 - Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:3 - Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:4 - Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:5 - Can you make a pet of it like a bird or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:6 - Will traders barter for it? Will they divide it up among the merchants?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:7 - Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:8 - If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:9 - Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:10 - No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:11 - Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:12 - “I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs, its strength and its graceful form.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:13 - Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor[fn]?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 - Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:15 - Its back has[fn] rows of shields tightly sealed together;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:16 - each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:17 - They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:18 - Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 - Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:20 - Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:21 - Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:22 - Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:24 - Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:25 - When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 - The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:27 - Iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - Arrows do not make it flee; slingstones are like chaff to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:29 - A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:30 - Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:31 - It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 - It leaves a glistening wake behind it; one would think the deep had white hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:33 - Nothing on earth is its equal— a creature without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:34 - It looks down on all that are haughty; it is king over all that are proud.”
NIV Footnotes
Septuagint; Hebrew double bridle
Or Its pride is its

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