Job 41

1(40:20) But will you catch the serpent with a hook, and put a halter about his nose? 2(40:21) Or will you fasten a ring in his nostril, and bore his lip with a clasp? 3(40:22) Will he address you with a petition? Softly, with the voice of a suppliant? 4(40:23) And will he make a covenant with you? And will you take him for a perpetual servant? 5(40:24) And will you play with him as with a bird? Or bind him as a sparrow for a child? 6(40:25) And do the nations feed upon him, and the nations of the Phoenicians share him? 7(40:26) And all the ships come together would not be able to bear the mere skin of his tail, neither shall they carry his head in fishing vessels. 8(40:27) But you shall lay your hand upon him once, remembering the war that is waged by his mouth; and let it not be done anymore. 9(41:0) Have you not seen him? And have you not wondered at the things said of him? 10(41:1) Do you not fear because preparation has been made by Me? For who is there that resists Me? 11(41:2) Or who will resist Me, and stand their ground, since the whole world under heaven is Mine? 12(41:3) I will not be silent because of him: though because of his power one shall pity his antagonist. 13(41:4) Who will open the face of his garment? And who can enter within the fold of his breastplate? 14(41:5) Who will open the doors of his face? Terror is round about his teeth. 15(41:6) His inwards are as bronze plates, and the texture of his skin as a smyrite stone. 16(41:7) One part cleaves fast to another, and the air cannot come between them. 17(41:8) They will remain united each to the other: they are closely joined, and cannot be separated. 18(41:9) At his sneezing a light shines, and his eyes are as the appearance of the morning star. 19(41:10) Out of his mouth proceed as it were burning lamps, and as it were hearths of fire are cast abroad. 20(41:11) Out of his nostrils proceeds smoke of a furnace burning with fire of coals. 21(41:12) His breath is as live coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth. 22(41:13) And power is lodged in his neck, before him destruction runs. 23(41:14) The flesh also of his body is joined together: if one pours violence upon him, he shall not be moved. 24(41:15) His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil. 25(41:16) And when he turns, he is a terror to the four-footed wild beasts which leap upon the earth. 26(41:17) If spears should come against him, men will effect nothing, neither with the spear or the breast plate. 27(41:18) For he considers iron as chaff, and brass as rotten wood. 28(41:19) The bow of brass shall not wound him, he deems a slinger as grass. 29(41:20) Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand. 30(41:21) His lair is formed of sharp points, and all the gold of the sea under him is an immense quantity of clay. 31(41:22) He makes the deep boil like a bronze caldron, and he regards the sea as a pot of ointment, 32(41:23) and the lowest part of the deep as a captive: he reckons the deep as his range. 33(41:24) There is nothing upon the earth like him, formed to be sported with by My angels. 34(41:25) He beholds every high thing, and he is king of all that are in the waters.
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