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Job 41 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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God’s Power in the Leviathan
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:1 - “Can you draw out Leviathan[fn] with a hook,
Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:2 - Can you put a reed through his nose,
Or pierce his jaw with a hook?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:3 - Will he make many supplications to you?
Will he speak softly to you?
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,
Or will you leash him for your maidens?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:6 - Will your companions make a banquet[fn] of him?
Will they apportion 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—
Never do it again!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:9 - Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false;
Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:10 - No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up.
Who then is able to stand against Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:11 - Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him?
Everything under heaven is Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:12 - “I will not conceal[fn] his limbs,
His mighty power, or his graceful proportions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:13 - Who can remove his outer coat?
Who can approach him with a double bridle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 - Who can open the doors of his face,
With his terrible teeth all around?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:15 - His rows of scales are his pride,
Shut up tightly as with a seal;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:16 - One is so near another
That no air can come between them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:17 - They are joined one to another,
They stick together and cannot be parted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:18 - His sneezings flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 - Out of his mouth go burning lights;
Sparks of fire shoot out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:20 - Smoke goes out of his nostrils,
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:21 - His breath kindles coals,
And a flame goes out of his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:22 - Strength dwells in his neck,
And sorrow dances before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - The folds of his flesh are joined together;
They are firm on him and cannot be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:24 - His heart is as hard as stone,
Even as hard as the lower millstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:25 - When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid;
Because of his crashings they are beside[fn] themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 - Though the sword reaches him, it cannot avail;
Nor does spear, dart, or javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:27 - He regards iron as straw,
And bronze as rotten wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - The arrow cannot make him flee;
Slingstones become like stubble to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:29 - Darts are regarded as straw;
He laughs at the threat of javelins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:30 - His undersides are like sharp potsherds;
He spreads pointed marks in the mire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:31 - He makes the deep boil like a pot;
He makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 - He leaves a shining wake behind him;
One would think the deep had white hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:33 - On earth there is nothing like him,
Which is made without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:34 - He beholds every high thing;
He is king over all the children of pride.”
NKJV Footnotes
A large sea creature, exact identity unknown
Or bargain over him
Literally keep silent about
Or purify themselves

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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