JOB - Chapter 41

1 - Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2 - Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 - Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
4 - Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5 - Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
6 - Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
7 - Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
8 - Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9 - Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10 - None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11 - Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12 - I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13 - Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
14 - Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15 - His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16 - One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17 - They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18 - By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19 - Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 - Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 - His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22 - In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23 - The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24 - His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
25 - When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
26 - The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
27 - He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
28 - The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
29 - Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
30 - Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
31 - He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 - He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
33 - Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
34 - He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.