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Job 41 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:1 - "Can you draw out Levi'athan with a fishhook, or press down his tongue with a cord?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:2 - Can you put a rope in his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:3 - Will he make many supplications to you? Will he speak to you soft words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:4 - Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant for ever?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:5 - Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on leash for your maidens?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:6 - Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up 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 hands on him; think of the battle; you will not do it again!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:9 - Behold, the hope of a man is disappointed; he is laid low even at the sight of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:10 - No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he that can stand before me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:11 - Who has given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:12 - "I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:13 - Who can strip off his outer garment? Who can penetrate his double coat of mail?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 - Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:15 - His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:16 - One is so near 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 sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 - Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:20 - Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:21 - His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:22 - In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - The folds of his flesh cleave together, firmly cast upon him and immovable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:24 - His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the nether millstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:25 - When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 - Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail; nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:27 - He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - The arrow cannot make him flee; for him slingstones are turned to stubble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:29 - Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:30 - His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on 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 - Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be hoary.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:33 - Upon earth there is not his like, a creature without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:34 - He beholds everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride."

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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