1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
Of God's great power in the leviathan.
41:1 ¶ Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord?
41:2 Canst thou put a ring in his nose, or bore through his jaw with a buckle?
41:3 Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee?
41:4 Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever?
41:5 Shalt thou play with him as with a bird, or tie him up for thy handmaids?
41:6 Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide him?
41:7 Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head?
41:8 Lay thy hand upon him: remember the battle, and speak no more.
41:9 Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.
41:10 I will not stir him up, like one that is cruel, for who can resist my countenance?
41:11 Who hath given me before that I should repay him? All things that are under heaven are mine.
41:12 I will not spare him, nor his mighty words, and framed to make supplication.
41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can go into the midst of his mouth?
41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
41:15 His body is like molten shields, shut close up with scales pressing upon one another.
41:16 One is joined to another, and not so much as any air can come between them:
41:17 They stick one to another and they hold one another fast, and shall not be separated.
41:18 His sneezing is like the shining of fire, and his eyes like the eyelids of the morning.
41:19 Out of his mouth go forth lamps, like torches of lighted fire.
41:20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, like that of a pot heated and boiling.
41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh forth out of his mouth.
41:22 In his neck strength shall dwell, and want goeth before his face.
41:23 The members of his flesh cleave one to another: he shall send lightnings against him, and they shall not be carried to another place.
41:24 His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith's anvil.
41:25 When he shall raise him up, the angels shall fear, and being affrighted shall purify themselves.
41:26 When a sword shall lay at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a spear, nor a breastplate.
41:27 For he shall esteem iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
41:28 The archer shall not put him to flight, the stones of the sling are to him like stubble.
41:29 As stubble will he esteem the hammer, and he will laugh him to scorn who shaketh the spear.
41:30 The beams of the sun shall be under him, and he shall strew gold under him like mire.
41:31 He shall make the deep sea to boil like a pot, and shall make it as when ointments boil.
41:32 A path shall shine after him, he shall esteem the deep as growing old.
41:33 There is no power upon earth that can be compared with him who was made to fear no one.
41:34 He beholdeth every high thing, he is king over all the children of pride.
Lexicon & Concordance |