Job 41


The Dragon

And shall you lead the dragon by a hook, and put a halter around his nose? Or will you tie a hook in his nose, [4for a clasp 1and 2will you make a hole 3in his lip]? And will he speak to you [2supplications 1earnest] softly? [2will he establish 1And 4with 5you 3a covenant]? And will you take him [2servant 1for an everlasting]? And will you play with him as a bird? Or will you bind him as a sparrow for a child? [3feed 1And do 4in 5him 2nations]? [4partition 1And do 5him 3of the Phoenicians 2the nations]? And everything afloat coming together in no way shall bear the hide [2one 3tail 1of his]; nor in the boats of fishermen shall they bear his head. But shall you place a hand on him, remembering the war taking place in his body, and let it no longer take place? Have you not seen him, nor [2over 3the ones 4speaking 1wondered]? 10 Are you not in awe that it has been prepared by me? For who is the one opposing me? 11 Or who shall oppose me and remain, since all under heaven is mine? 12 I will not keep silent because of him; and the word of power shall show mercy equal to him. 13 Who will uncover the front of his clothing? and into the fold of his chest plate who can enter? 14 [3the gates 4of his face 1Who 2will open]? Round about his teeth is fear; 15  His insides are as shields of brass, [3sinews 1and 2his] are as emery stone. 16 One of one cleaves together, and wind in no way goes through it; 17 as a man to his brother they shall be cleaved; they are held together, and in no way draw apart. 18 In his sneezing [2shines forth 1brightness], and his eyes are as the appearance of the morning star. 19 From out of his mouth [3shall go forth 2lamps 1burning], and scattered grates of fire. 20 From out of his nostrils comes forth smoke of a furnace burning [2of fire 1with coals]. 21  His soul is as live coals; and a flame [2from out of 3his mouth 1goes forth]. 22 And in his neck lodges power. [3before 4him 2runs 1Destruction]. 23 And the flesh of his body cleaves tightly. If one pours down upon him, he will not be shaken. 24  His heart is fixed as stone, and he stands as an anvil, not malleable. 25 [3turning 1And 2his] gives fear [2wild beasts 1to the four-footed 4upon 5the earth 3leaping]. 26 If [2should meet up with 3him 1lances], nothing in any way shall terrify by spear and chest plate. 27 For he esteems iron as straw, and brass as [2wood 1rotten]. 28 In no way shall [3pierce 4him 1the bow 2of brass]. He esteems a slinger indeed as grass; 29 [3as 4stubble 2are considered 1hammers]; and he ridicules the quaking of a fire-bearer. 30  His strewn bed [2points 1is of sharp]; and all the gold of the sea under him is as [2mud 1untold]. 31 [3breaks out 1The 2abyss] as a brazen cauldron; and he esteems the sea as an ointment jar. 32 And the infernal region of the abyss is as if a captive; he considers the abyss for a promenade. 33 There is not anything upon the earth likened to him, being made, to be mocked at by my angels. 34 Every lofty thing he sees; and he is king of all the things in the waters.
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