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1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord [which] thou lettest down?

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

3 {\cf2 (40:22)} Will he make many prayers vnto thee, or speake thee faire?

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

5 {\cf2 (40:24)} Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bynd him for thy maydes?

6 {\cf2 (40:25)} Shall the companions baket with him? shal they deuide him among the marchants?

7 {\cf2 (40:26)} Canst thou fill the basket with his skinne? or the fishpanier with his head?

8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

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

10 None [is so] fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?

11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay [him? whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine.

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

13 Who can discover the face of his garment? [or] who can come [to him] with his double bridle?

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

15 {\cf2 (41:6)} The maiestie of his scales is like strog shields, and are sure sealed.

16 {\cf2 (41:7)} One is set to another, that no winde can come betweene them.

17 {\cf2 (41:8)} One is ioyned to another: they sticke together, that they cannot be sundered.

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

19 {\cf2 (41:10)} Out of his mouth go lampes, and sparkes of fire leape out.

20 {\cf2 (41:11)} Out of his nostrels commeth out smoke, as out of a boyling pot or caldron.

21 {\cf2 (41:12)} His breath maketh the coales burne: for a flame goeth out of his mouth.

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

23 {\cf2 (41:14)} The members of his bodie are ioyned: they are strong in themselues, and cannot be mooued.

24 {\cf2 (41:15)} His heart is as strong as a stone, & as hard as the nether milstone.

25 {\cf2 (41:16)} The mightie are afrayd of his maiestie, and for feare they faint in themselues.

26 {\cf2 (41:17)} When the sword doeth touch him, he will not rise vp, nor for the speare, dart nor habergeon.

27 {\cf2 (41:18)} He esteemeth yron as strawe, and brasse as rotten wood.

28 {\cf2 (41:19)} The archer canot make him flee: ye stones of the sling are turned into stubble vnto him:

29 {\cf2 (41:20)} The dartes are counted as strawe: and hee laugheth at the shaking of the speare.

30 Sharp stones [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

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

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

33 {\cf2 (41:24)} In the earth there is none like him: hee is made without feare.

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