Job

Job 41 ©

God's great power seen in the leviathan.

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CANST thou draw out 1*leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord 2which thou lettest down?

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Canst thou put an ahook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

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Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?

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Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

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Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

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Shall bthe companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the cmerchants?

b Lu. 5.7,10.
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Canst thou dfill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

d Eze. 29.3,4. v.9,10.
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eLay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

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Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

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None is so fierce that dare stir him up: fwho then is able to stand before me?

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Who ghath *prevented me, that I should repay him? hwhatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

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I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

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Who can *discover ithe face of his garment? or who can come to him 3with his double bridle?

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Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

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His 4scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.

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One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

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They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be *sundered.

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By his *neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

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Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

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Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a *seething pot or caldron.

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His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

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In his neck remaineth strength, and 5sorrow is turned into joy before him.

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6The *flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

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His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the *nether millstone.

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When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

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The sword of him that *layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the 7*habergeon.

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He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

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The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

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Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

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8Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

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He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the jsea like a pot of ointment.

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He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

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Upon earth there is not his like, 9who is made without fear.

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He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.