The Description of Behemoth21
40:15 “Look now at Behemoth,22 which I made as23 I made you;
it eats grass like the ox.
40:16 Look24 at its strength in its loins,
and its power in the muscles of its belly.
40:17 It makes its tail stiff25 like a cedar,
the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound.
40:18 Its bones are tubes of bronze,
its limbs like bars of iron.
40:19 It ranks first among the works of God,26
the One who made it
has furnished it with a sword.27
40:20 For the hills bring it food,28
where all the wild animals play.
40:21 Under the lotus trees it lies,
in the secrecy of the reeds and the marsh.
40:22 The lotus trees conceal it in their29 shadow;
the poplars by the stream conceal it.
40:23 If the river rages,30 it is not disturbed,
it is secure,31 though the Jordan
should surge up to its mouth.
40:24 Can anyone catch it by its eyes,32
or pierce its nose with a snare?33
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