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or tie his tongue down with a rope?
2 Can you put a cord l through his nose
or pierce his jaw with a hook? m
or speak softly to you?
so that you can take him as a slave forever? n
or put him on a leash o for your girls?
or divide him among the merchants?
or his head with fishing spears?
8 Lay a p hand on him.
You will remember the battle
and never repeat it!
9 q Any hope of capturing him proves false.
Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him?
10 No one is ferocious enough to rouse Leviathan; r
who then can stand against Me?
Everything under heaven belongs to Me. s
his power, and his graceful proportions.
14 Who can open his jaws, v
surrounded by those terrifying teeth?
closely sealed together.
16 One scale is so close to another w
that no air can pass between them.
so closely connected x they cannot be separated.
18 His snorting y flashes with light,
while his eyes are like the rays z of dawn.
fiery sparks fly out!
20 Smoke billows from his nostrils a
as from a boiling pot or burning reeds.
and flames pour out of his mouth.
and dismay dances before him.
solid as metal b and immovable.
as hard as a lower millstone!
25 When Leviathan rises, the mighty c are terrified;
they withdraw because of his thrashing.
nor will a spear, dart, or arrow.
and bronze as rotten wood.
slingstones become like stubble to him.
and he laughs d at the sound of a javelin.
spreading the mud like a threshing sledge. e
he makes the sea like an ointment jar.
32 He leaves a shining wake behind him; f
one would think the deep had gray hair!
a creature devoid of fear!
he is king over all the proud beasts. g
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