THE BOOK OF
Job 41 ©
God shows forth the description of the Leviathan to show His power, v. 1. etc. Declares that He is obliged to none, but is Lord of all, 11. Goes on in the description of the leviathan, for the demonstration of His Divine power, etc., to show, since the same is incomprehensible, that therefore we must not speak against, nor carp or reprove His works, 12, etc.
CANST thou 1draw out 2leviathana with an hook? or 3his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
Canst thou put an 4hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a 5thorn?
Will he make 6many supplications unto thee? will he speak 7soft words unto thee?
Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant 8for ever?
Wilt thou play with him as with a 9bird? or wilt thou bind him 10for thy maidens?
Shall the 11companions make a 12banquet of him? shall they part him among the 13merchants?
Canst thou 14fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with 15fish spears?
Lay thine hand 16upon him, remember 17the battle, 18do no more.
Behold, 19the hope of him is in 20vain: shall not 21one 22be cast down even at the 23sight of him?
None is so 24fierce that dare stir 25him up: 26who then is able to stand before me?
Whob hath prevented 27me, 28that I should repay him? whatsoeverc is under the whole heaven is mine.
I will not conceal 29his parts, nor his power, nor his 30comely 31proportion.
Who can discover 32the face of his garment? or who can come to 33him with his 34double bridle?
Who can 35open the 36doors of his face? his teeth are 37terrible round about.
His 38scales are his 39pride, 40shut up together as with a close seal.
41One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
They are joined 42one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.d
By his 43neesingse a light doth shine, and his eyes are 44like the eyelids of the morning.
45Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and 46sparks of fire leap out.
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or 47caldron.
His 48breath kindleth 49coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
In his neck 50remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy 51before him.
52The flakesf of his flesh are joined together: 53they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether 54millstone.
When he 55raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason 56of breakings they 57purify themselves.
The sword of him 58that layethg at him 59cannot hold: the spear, the dart, 60nor the habergeon.h
61He esteemeth 62iron as straw, and brass as 63rotten wood.
The 64arrow cannot make him flee: 65slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
66Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
67Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp 68pointed things 69upon the mire.
He maketh the 70deep to 71boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a 72pot of ointment.
He maketh a path to 73shine after him; one would think the deep to be 74hoary.
75Upon earth there is 76not 77his 78like, who is made without fear.
He 79beholdeth all high things: he is a king 80over all the children of pride.