Job 41 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 41


Job 41:1

Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

Job 41:2

Canst thou put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook?

Job 41:3

Will he make many supplications unto thee? Or will he speak soft words unto thee?

Job 41:4

Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

Job 41:5

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

Job 41:6

Will the bands [of fishermen] make traffic of him? Will they part him among the merchants?

Job 41:7

Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons, Or his head with fish-spears?

Job 41:8

Lay thy hand upon him; Remember the battle, and do so no more.

Job 41:9

Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Job 41:10

None is so fierce that he dare stir him up; Who then is he that can stand before me?

Job 41:11

Who hath first given unto me, that I should repay him? [Whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine.

Job 41:12

I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.

Job 41:13

Who can strip off his outer garment? Who shall come within his jaws?

Job 41:14

Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.

Job 41:15

[His] strong scales are [his] pride, Shut up together [as with] a close seal.

Job 41:16

One is so near to another, That no air can come between them.

Job 41:17

They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they cannot be sundered.

Job 41:18

His sneezings flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

Job 41:19

Out of his mouth go burning torches, And sparks of fire leap forth.

Job 41:20

Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, As of a boiling pot and [burning] rushes.

Job 41:21

His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth forth from his mouth.

Job 41:22

In his neck abideth strength, And terror danceth before him.

Job 41:23

The flakes of his flesh are joined together: They are firm upon him; They cannot be moved.

Job 41:24

His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.

Job 41:25

When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid: By reason of consternation they are beside themselves.

Job 41:26

If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

Job 41:27

He counteth iron as straw, [And] brass as rotten wood.

Job 41:28

The arrow cannot make him flee: Sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.

Job 41:29

Clubs are counted as stubble: He laugheth at the rushing of the javelin.

Job 41:30

His underparts are [like] sharp potsherds: He spreadeth [as it were] a threshing-wain upon the mire.

Job 41:31

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

Job 41:32

He maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary.

Job 41:33

Upon earth there is not his like, That is made without fear.

Job 41:34

He beholdeth everything that is high: He is king over all the sons of pride.

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