- Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?
or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
- Canst thou put an hook into his nose?
or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
- Will he make many supplications unto thee?
will he speak soft words unto thee?
- Will he make a covenant with thee?
wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
- Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?
or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
- Shall the companions make a banquet of him?
shall they part him among the merchants?
- Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons?
or his head with fish spears?
- Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
- Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
- None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
- Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him?
whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
- I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
- Who can discover the face of his garment?
or who can come to him with his double bridle?
- Who can open the doors of his face?
his teeth are terrible round about.
- His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
- One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
- They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
- By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
- Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
- Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
- His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
- In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
- The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they 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 millstone.
- When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
- The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
- He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
- The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
- Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
- Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
- He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
- He maketh a path to shine after him;
one would think the deep to be hoary.
- Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
- He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.