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(40:25) Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fish-hook?
or press down his tongue with a cord?
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(40:26) Canst thou put a ring into his nose?
or bore his jaw through with a hook?
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(40:27) Will he make many supplications unto thee?
or will he speak soft words unto thee?
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(40:28) Will he make a covenant with thee, that thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?
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(40:29) Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?
Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
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(40:30) Will the bands of fishermen make a banquet of him?
Will they part him among the merchants?
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(40:31) Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons?
or his head with fish-spears?
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(40:32) Lay thy hand upon him;
think upon the battle, thou wilt do so no more.
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(41:1) Behold, the hope of him is in vain;
shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
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(41:2) None is so fierce that dare stir him up;
who then is able to stand before Me?
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(41:3) Who hath given Me anything beforehand, that I should repay him?
Whatsoever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
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(41:4) Would I keep silence concerning his boastings, or his proud talk, or his fair array of words?
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(41:5) Who can uncover the face of his garment?
Who shall come within his double bridle?
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(41:6) Who can open the doors of his face?
Round about his teeth is terror.
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(41:7) His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
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(41:8) One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
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(41:9) They are joined one to another;
they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
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(41:10) His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
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(41:11) Out of his mouth go burning torches, and sparks of fire leap forth.
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(41:12) Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot and burning rushes.
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(41:13) His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
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(41:14) In his neck abideth strength, and dismay danceth before him.
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(41:15) The flakes of his flesh are joined together;
they are firm upon him;
they cannot be moved.
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(41:16) His heart is as firm as a stone;
yea, firm as the nether millstone.
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(41:17) When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid;
by reason of despair they are beside themselves.
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(41:18) If one lay at him with the sword, it will not hold;
nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
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(41:19) He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
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(41:20) The arrow cannot make him flee;
slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
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(41:21) Clubs are accounted as stubble;
he laugheth at the rattling of the javelin.
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(41:22) Sharpest potsherds are under him;
he spreadeth a threshing-sledge upon the mire.
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(41:23) He maketh the deep to boil like a pot;
he maketh the sea like a seething mixture.
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(41:24) He maketh a path to shine after him;
one would think the deep to be hoary.
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(41:25) Upon earth there is not his like, who is made to be fearless.
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(41:26) He looketh at all high things;
he is king over all the proud beasts.