THE BOOKE OF Iob. Chapter 41
(Original 1611 KJV Book of Job)
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Of Gods great power in the Leuiathan.
1Canst thou draw out Leuiathan with an hooke? or his tongue with a corde which thou lettest downe?1
2Canst thou put an hooke into his nose? or bore his iawe through with a thorne?
3Will he make many supplications vnto thee? will he speake soft words vnto thee?
4Will he make a couenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a seruant for euer?
5Wilt thou play with him as with a birde? wilt thou binde him for thy maydens?
6Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
7Canst thou fill his skinne with barbed irons? or his head with fishspeares?
8Lay thine hand vpon him, remember the battell: doe no more.
9Behold, the hope of him is in vaine: shall not one be cast downe euen at the sight of him?
10None is so fierce that dare stirre him vp: who then is able to stand before me?
11Who hath preuented me that I should repay him? whatsoeuer is vnder the whole heauen, is mine.11
12I will not conceale his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13Who can discouer the face of his garment? or who can come to him, with his double bridle?13
14Who can open the doores of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15His scales are his pride, shut vp together as with a close seale.15
16One is so neere to another, that no ayre can come betweene them.
17They are ioyned one to another, they sticke together, that they cannot be sundred.
18By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eye-liddes of the morning.
19Out of his mouth goe burning lampes, and sparkes of fire leape out.
20Out of his nostrels goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21His breath kindleth coales, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22In his necke remaineth strength, and sorrowe is turned into ioy before him.22
23The flakes of his flesh are ioyned together: they are firme in themselues, they cannot be moued.23
24His heart is as firme as a stone, yea as hard as a peece of the nether mil-stone.
25When he rayseth vp himselfe, the mightie are afraid: by reason of breakings they purifie themselues.
26The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the speare, the dart, nor the habergeon.26
27He esteemeth iron as straw, and brasse as rotten wood.
28The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.
29Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a speare.
30Sharpe stones are vnder him: he spreadeth sharpe pointed things vpon the mire.30
31He maketh the deepe to boyle like a pot: hee maketh the sea like a pot of oyntment.
32Hee maketh a path to shine after him; one would thinke the deepe to bee hoarie.
33Upon earth there is not his like: who is made without feare.33
34He beholdeth all high things: he is a king ouer all the children of pride.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Job Chapter 41
1 That is, a whale or a whirlepoole. , Heb. which thou drownest.
11 Psal.24.1. & 50.12. 1. cor.10.26
13 Or, within.
15 Heb. strong pieces of shields.
22 Heb. sorow reioyceth.
23 Heb. the fallings.
26 Or, brestplate.
30 Heb. sharpe pieces, of the potsherd.
33 Or who behaue themselues without feare.
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