or tie down its tongue with a rope?
2 Can you put a cord through its noset
or pierce its jaw with a hook?u
3 Will it keep begging you for mercy?v
Will it speak to you with gentle words?
for you to take it as your slave for life?w
or put it on a leash for the young women in your house?
Will they divide it up among the merchants?
or its head with fishing spears?x
you will remember the struggle and never do it again!y
the mere sight of it is overpowering.z
10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it.a
Who then is able to stand against me?b
11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay?c
Everything under heaven belongs to me.d
12 “I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs,e
its strengthf and its graceful form.
14 Who dares open the doors of its mouth,h
ringed about with fearsome teeth?
15 Its back hasc rows of shields
tightly sealed together;i
that no air can pass between.
they cling together and cannot be parted.
its eyes are like the rays of dawn.j
19 Flamesk stream from its mouth;
sparks of fire shoot out.
20 Smoke pours from its nostrilsl
as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.
21 Its breathm sets coals ablaze,
and flames dart from its mouth.n
22 Strengtho resides in its neck;
dismay goes before it.
they are firm and immovable.
hard as a lower millstone.p
25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified;q
they retreat before its thrashing.r
nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.s
27 Iron it treats like strawt
and bronze like rotten wood.
28 Arrows do not make it flee;u
slingstones are like chaff to it.
29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw;v
it laughsw at the rattling of the lance.
leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.x
31 It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldrony
and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.z
one would think the deep had white hair.
33 Nothing on earth is its equala—
a creature without fear.
34 It looks down on all that are haughty;b
it is king over all that are proud.c”
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