Of God's great power in the leviathan.
Job 41:1 Canst thou drawe out Leuiathan with an hooke, or binde his tongue with a corde? Job 41:2 Canst thou put a hooke in the nose of him, or bore his iawe through with a naule? Job 41:3 Wyl he make many faire wordes with thee [thinkest thou] or flatter thee? Job 41:4 Wyll he make a couenaunt with thee? or wilt thou take him for a seruaunt for euer? Job 41:5 Wylt thou take thy pastime with him as with a birde, wilt thou binde him for thy maydens? Job 41:6 That thy companions may make a refection of him: or shall he be parted among the marchauntes? Job 41:7 Canst thou fil the basket with his skin? or the fishe panier with his head? Job 41:8 Laye thyne hande vpon him, remember the battaile, and do no more so. Job 41:9 Beholde his hope is in vaine: for shall not one perishe euen at the sight of him? Job 41:10 No man is so fierce that dare stirre him vp: Who is able to stande before me? Job 41:11 Or who hath geuen me any thyng aforehande, that I may rewarde him againe? All thinges vnder heauen are myne. Job 41:12 I wyll not keepe secrete his great strength, his power, nor his comely proportion. Job 41:13 Who can discouer the face of his garment? or who shall come to him with a double brydle? Job 41:14 Who shall open the doores of his face? for he hath horrible teeth round about. Job 41:15 His scales are as it were strong shieldes, so fastened together as if they were sealed: Job 41:16 One is so ioyned to another, that no ayre can come in: Job 41:17 Yea, one hangeth so vpon another, & sticketh so together, that they can not be sundred. Job 41:18 His neesinges make a glistering like fyre, and his eyes lyke the morning shine. Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go torches, and sparkes of fire leape out. Job 41:20 And out of his nostrels there goeth a smoke, lyke as out of an hotte seething pot, or caldron. Job 41:21 His breath maketh the coles burne, and the flambe goeth out of his mouth. Job 41:22 In his necke ther remaineth strength, and nothing is to labourous for him. Job 41:23 The members of his body are ioyned [so strait one to another,] and cleaue so fast together, that he cannot be moued. Job 41:24 His heart is as hard as a stone, and as fast as the stythie that the smyth smiteth vpon. Job 41:25 When he goeth the mightie are afraide, and feare troubleth them. Job 41:26 If any man drawe out a sword at him, it shall not hurt him: there may neither speare, laueling, nor brestplate abide him. Job 41:27 He setteth asmuch by iron as by a strawe, and asmuch by brasse as by a rotten sticke. Job 41:28 He starteth not away from him that bendeth the bowe: & as for sling stones he careth asmuch for stouble as for the. Job 41:29 He counteth the dartes no better then a strawe, he laugheth him to scorne that shaketh the speare. Job 41:30 Sharpe stones are vnder him lyke potsheardes, and he lyeth vpon sharpe thinges as vpon the soft myre. Job 41:31 He maketh the deepe to boyle lyke a pot, and stirreth the sea together lyke an oyntment. Job 41:32 He maketh the path to be seene after him, and he maketh the deepe to seeme all hoarie. Job 41:33 Upon earth there is no power lyke vnto his: for he is so made that he feareth not. Job 41:34 He beholdeth all the hye thinges, he is a king ouer all the children of pride.