41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord {which} thou lettest down?
41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord {which} thou lettest down?

41:2 Canst thou put a hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
41:2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

41:3 Will he make many supplications to thee? will he speak soft {words} to thee?
41:3 Will he make many supplications to thee? will he speak soft {words} to thee?

41:4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
41:4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

41:5 Wilt thou play with him as {with} a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
41:5 Wilt thou play with him as {with} a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants.
41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?

41:7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
41:7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

41:8 Lay thy hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
41:8 Lay thy hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not {one} be cast down even at the sight of him?
41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not {one} be cast down even at the sight of him?

41:10 None {is so} fierce that he dare rouse him: who then is able to stand before me?
41:10 None {is so} fierce that he dare rouse him: who then is able to stand before me?

41:11 Who hath first benefited me, that I should repay {him}? {whatever is} under the whole heaven is mine.
41:11 Who hath given to me, that I should repay {him? whatever is} under the whole heaven is mine.

41:12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
41:12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? {or} who can come {to him} with his double bridle?
41:13 Who can uncover the face of his garment? {or} who can come {to him} with his double bridle?

41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth {are} terrible around.
41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth {there is} terror.

41:15 {His} scales {are his} pride, shut together {as with} a close seal.
41:15 {His} scales {are his} pride, shut together {as with} a close seal.

41:16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
41:16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

41:18 His sneezings flash light, and his eyes {are} like the eyelids of the morning.
41:18 His sneezes flash light, and his eyes {are} like the eyelids of the morning.

41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, {and} sparks of fire dart forth.
41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, {and} sparks of fire dart forth.

41:20 Out of his nostrils issueth smoke, as {out} of a seething pot or caldron.
41:20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as {out} of a boiling pot or caldron.

41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame issueth from his mouth.
41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

41:22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
41:22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether {millstone}.
41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the lower {millstone}.

41:25 When he raiseth himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
41:25 When he raiseth himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of the crashing they purify themselves.

41:26 The sword of him that attacketh him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
41:26 The sword of him that overtaketh him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the javelin.

41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, {and} brass as rotten wood.
41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, {and} brass as rotten wood.

41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.
41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

41:29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
41:29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

41:30 Sharp stones {are} under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
41:30 Sharp stones {are} under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

41:31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
41:31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

41:32 He maketh a path to shine after him; {one} would think the deep {to be} hoary.
41:32 He maketh a path to shine after him; {one} would think the deep {to be} hoary.

41:33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
41:33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

41:34 He beholdeth all high {things}: he {is} a king over all the children of pride.
41:34 He beholdeth all high {things}: he {is} a king over all the children of pride.