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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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