Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?
2 Can you bput a reed through his nose,
Or pierce his jaw with a 2hook?
Will he speak softly to you?
Will you take him as a servant forever?
Or will you leash him for your maidens?
6 Will your companions 3make a banquet of him?
Will they apportion him among the merchants?
Or his head with fishing spears?
Remember the battle—
Never do it again!
Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him?
Who then is able to stand against Me?
11 cWho has preceded Me, that I should pay him?
dEverything under heaven is Mine.
12 “I will not 4conceal his limbs,
His mighty power, or his graceful proportions.
13 Who can 5remove his outer coat?
Who can approach him with a double bridle?
With his terrible teeth all around?
15 His rows of 6scales are his pride,
Shut up tightly as with a seal;
That no air can come between them;
They stick together and cannot be parted.
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Sparks of fire shoot out.
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
And a flame goes out of his mouth.
And 7sorrow dances before him.
They are firm on him and cannot be moved.
Even as hard as the lower millstone.
Because of his crashings they 8are beside themselves.
Nor does spear, dart, or javelin.
And bronze as rotten wood.
Slingstones become like stubble to him.
He laughs at the threat of javelins.
He spreads pointed marks in the mire.
He makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
One would think the deep had white hair.
Which is made without fear.
He is king over all the children of pride.”
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