15 “Look, Behemoth,h which I have made just as I made you;
it eats grass like the ox.
and its power in the muscles of its stomach.
the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound.
its limbs like rods of iron.
the one who made him furnishes it with his sword.i
and all ⌊wild animals⌋j play there.
in the hiding place of the reeds and in the marsh.
the wadi’sk poplar trees surround it.
it is confident even though the Jordan rushes against its mouth.
Can he pierce its nose with a snare?
Some interpret as a hippopotamus
See NET; nearly all other English translations: “Only his Maker can draw the sword against him” (NJPS; compare NLT), or “only its Maker can approach it with the sword” (NRSV, NIV, ESV, HCSB, NASU)
Literally “all the animals of the field”
A seasonal stream that is often dry