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1 Can you draw out the leviathan with a hook, or hold down his tongue with a cord?

2 Can you put a reed rope into his nose, or pierce his jaw with a thorn?

3 Will he multiply pleas for help to you? Will he speak soft words to you?

4 Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant for ever?

5 Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your maidens?

6 Shall [your] companions bargain over him? Shall they divide him among the merchants?

7 Can you fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fishing spears?

8 Lay your hand on him, think of the battle; you will never do it again.

9 Behold, his hope has been made false; will not one be cast down at the sight of him?

10 None [is so] fierce as to dare to stir him up; who then [is] able to stand before Me?

11 Who has gone before Me that I should repay? All that [is] the heavens is Mine.

12 I will not keep silent [concerning] his limbs, or [his] mighty strength, or the grace of his frame.

13 Who can take off the surface of his skin; who can come [to him] with his double bridle?

14 Who can open the doors to his face? Terror [is] round about his teeth.

15 The rows of shields [are] his pride, shut up with a close seal;

16 one is so near to another that no air can come between them;

17 they are joined one to another, they clasp each other so that they can not be separated.

18 His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes [are] like the eyelids of the dawn.

19 Out of his mouth go burning torches, sparks of fire leap out.

20 Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as [out] of a boiling pot [fired] by reeds.

21 His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

22 In his neck remains strength, and terror dances before him.

23 The folds of his flesh are joined together, cast firm on him; he cannot be moved.

24 His heart is cast hard as a stone, even cast hard as a piece of a riding millstone.

25 The mighty are afraid from his rising; they are beside themselves from the crashing.

26 The sword overtakes him, [but] will not hold firm. The spear, the dart, and the javelin [also].

27 He counts iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood.

28 An arrow cannot make him flee; slingstones are turned by him into stubble.

29 Darts are counted as straw; he laughs at the shaking of a javelin.

30 Points of potsherds [are] under him; he spreads sharp pointed [marks] on the mire.

31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.

32 He makes a path to shine after him; one would think the deep [to be] gray-headed.

33 On earth there is nothing like him, one made without fear.

34 He beholds all high [things]; he [is] a king over all the sons of pride.