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1#Job 3:8; Ps 104:26 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook#Heb. text 40:25
or snare his tongue with a line which you let down?
2#Isa 37:29 Can you put a cord into his nose,
or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3Will he make many supplications to you?
Will he speak soft words to you?
4#Ex 21:6; Dt 15:17 Will he make a covenant with you?
Will you take him for a servant forever?
5Will you play with him as with a bird?
Or will you put him on a leash for your maidens?
6Will your companions make a banquet of him?
Will they divide him among the merchants?
7Can you fill his skin with harpoons
or his head with fishing spears?
8Lay your hand on him;
remember the battle—you will do it no more.
9Notice, any hope of overcoming him is in vain;
shall not one be overwhelmed at the sight of him?
10No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.
Who then is able to stand before Me?
11#Ps 24:1; Ro 11:35 Who has preceded Me that I should repay him?
Everything under heaven is Mine.
12“I will not conceal his limbs,
nor his power, nor his graceful proportions.
13Who can remove his outer garment?
Or who can approach him with a double bridle?
14Who can open the jaws of his face?
His teeth are terrible all around.
15His scales are his pride,
shut up tightly as with a seal.
16One is so near to another
that no air can come between them.
17They are joined to each other;
they stick together that they cannot be separated.
18#Job 3:9 His sneezing flashes forth light,
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19Out of his mouth go burning lights,
and sparks of fire leap out.
20Out of his nostrils goes smoke
as out of a seething pot or cauldron.
21#Ps 18:8 His breath kindles coals,
and a flame goes out of his mouth.
22In his neck remains strength,
and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23The folds of his flesh are joined together;
they are firm on him; they cannot be moved.
24His heart is as firm as a stone,
yes, as hard as a piece of the lower millstone.
25When he raises up himself even the gods are afraid;
because of his crashings they are beside themselves.
26The sword that reaches him cannot avail,
nor does the spear, the arrow, or the javelin.
27He counts iron as straw,
and brass as rotten wood.
28The arrow cannot make him flee;
slingstones are turned into stubble by him.
29Arrows are counted as straw;
he laughs at the shaking of a spear.
30Sharp stones are his underside;
he leaves a mark in the mire like a sharp threshing sledge.
31He makes the deep to boil like a pot;
he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32He leaves a shining wake behind him;
one would think the deep had white hair.
33#Job 40:19 On earth there is nothing like him,
a creature made without fear.
34#Job 28:8 He beholds all high things;
he is a king over all the children of pride.”