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Job 41

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41:1 He is so cruel that no one is ready to go against him. Who then is able to keep his place before me?

41:2 Who ever went against me, and got the better of me? There is no one under heaven!

41:3 I will not keep quiet about the parts of his body, or about his power, and the strength of his frame.

41:4 Who has ever taken off his outer skin? who may come inside his inner coat of iron?

41:5 Who has made open the doors of his face? Fear is round about his teeth.

41:6 His back is made of lines of plates, joined tight together, one against the other, like a stamp.

41:7 One is so near to the other that no air may come between them.

41:8 They take a grip of one another; they are joined together, so that they may not be parted.

41:9 His sneezings give out flames, and his eyes are like the eyes of the dawn.

41:10 Out of his mouth go burning lights, and flames of fire are jumping up.

41:11 Smoke comes out of his nose, like a pot boiling on the fire.

41:12 His breath puts fire to coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

41:13 Strength is in his neck, and fear goes dancing before him.

41:14 The plates of his flesh are joined together, fixed, and not to be moved.

41:15 His heart is as strong as a stone, hard as the lower crushing-stone.

41:16 When he gets ready for the fight, the strong are overcome with fear.

41:17 The sword may come near him but is not able to go through him; the spear, or the arrow, or the sharp-pointed iron.

41:18 Iron is to him as dry grass, and brass as soft wood.

41:19 The arrow is not able to put him to flight: stones are no more to him than dry stems.

41:20 A thick stick is no better than a leaf of grass, and he makes sport of the onrush of the spear.

41:21 Under him are sharp edges of broken pots: as if he was pulling a grain-crushing instrument over the wet earth.

41:22 The deep is boiling like a pot of spices, and the sea like a perfume-vessel.

41:23 After him his way is shining, so that the deep seems white.

41:24 On earth there is not another like him, who is made without fear.

41:25 Everything which is high goes in fear of him; he is king over all the sons of pride.