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Jó 41

1 (40:25)Canst thou draw out the crocodile with a fishhook? or cause his tongue to sink into the batted rope?

2 (40:26)Canst thou put a reed through his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

3 (40:27)Will he address many supplications unto thee? or will he speak submissively unto thee?

4 (40:28)Will he make a covenant with thee? that thou couldst take him as a servant for ever?

5 (40:29)Canst thou play with him as with a bird? and tie him up for thy maidens?

6 (40:30)Can companions waylay him? can they divide him among merchants?

7 (40:31)Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? and pierce with a fish–spear his head?

8 (40:32)Lay thy hand upon him; think of the battle: thou wilt never do it again.

9 (41:1)Behold, his expectation was deceived: even at his mere sight is he cast down.

10 (41:2)None is so daring that he would stir him up: and who is there that will stand up before me?

11 (41:3)Who hath shown me favor, that I should repay him! whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.––

12 (41:4)I will not conceal the account of his limbs, nor the relation of his might, nor the grace of his proportion.

13 (41:5)Who hath ever laid open the front of his garment? or who can penetrate into his double row of teeth?

14 (41:6)Who hath opened the doors of his face? all round about his teeth abideth terror.

15 (41:7)What pride is there in his strong shields; he is locked up as with a close seal.

16 (41:8)One is joined to another; and no breath can come between them.

17 (41:9)They are fitted closely one to another: they are interlocked, that they cannot be severed.

18 (41:10)From his sneezing there beameth forth a light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning–dawn.

19 (41:11)Out of his mouth issue burning torches, sparks of fire escape therefrom.

20 (41:12)Out of his nostrils cometh forth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

21 (41:13)His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh out of his mouth.

22 (41:14)In his neck abideth strength, and before him danceth terror joyfully.

23 (41:15)The flakes of his flesh are fitted closely together: they are as molten metal on him, immovable.

24 (41:16)His heart is firm like a stone: yea, as firm as the nether millstone.

25 (41:17)At his lifting himself up the mighty are terrified: the waves also are lessened.

26 (41:18)If one overtake him with the sword, it cannot hold; nor the spear, the dart, and armor.

27 (41:19)He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

28 (41:20)The child of the bow cannot make him flee: into stubble are slingstones changed unto him.

29 (41:21)Clubs are esteemed as stubble, and he laugheth at the whirring of the lance.

30 (41:22)Beneath him are sharp–pointed potsherds, he spreadeth out, as it were, a threshing–roller upon the mire.

31 (41:23)He causeth the deep to boil like a pot: he rendereth the sea like an apothecary’s mixture.

32 (41:24)Behind him he causeth his pathway to shine, so that men esteem the deep to be hoary.

33 (41:25)There is none upon earth that ruleth over him, who is made to be without dread.

34 (41:26)He looketh upon all that is high: he is the king over all the ravenous beasts.

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