Chapter 41 r
1 “Can you draw out Leviathans with a fishhook,
or press down his tongue with a cord?
or pierce his jaw with a hook?
Will he speak to you soft words?
to take him for your servant for ever?
or will you put him on leash for your maidens?
Will they divide him up among the merchants?
or his head with fishing spears?
think of the battle; you will not do it again!
9 * Behold, the hope of a man is disappointed;
he is laid low even at the sight of him.
Who then is he that can stand before me?
11 Who has given to me,u that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
Who can penetrate his double coat of mail?v
Round about his teeth is terror.
15 His backw is made of rows of shields,
shut up closely as with a seal.
that no air can come between them.
they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
sparks of fire leap forth.
as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
and terror dances before him.
firmly cast upon him and immovable.
hard as the nether millstone.
25 When he raises himself up the mighty* are afraid;
at the crashing they are beside themselves.
nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
and bronze as rotten wood.
for him slingstones are turned to stubble.
he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
one would think the deep to be hoary.
a creature without fear.
he is king over all the sons of pride.”
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