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.