1: Is it possible for Leviathan to be pulled out with a fish-hook, or for a hook to be put through the bone of his mouth? 2: Will you put a cord into his nose, or take him away with a cord round his tongue? 3: Will he make prayers to you, or say soft words to you? 4: Will he make an agreement with you, so that you may take him as a servant for ever? 5: Will you make sport with him, as with a bird? or put him in chains for your young women? 6: Will the fishermen make profit out of him? will they have him cut up for the traders? 7: Will you put sharp-pointed irons into his skin, or fish-spears into his head? 8: Only put your hand on him, and see what a fight you will have; you will not do it again! 9: Truly, the hope of his attacker is false; he is overcome even on seeing him! 10: He is so cruel that no one is ready to go against him. Who then is able to keep his place before me? 11: Who ever went against me, and got the better of me? There is no one under heaven! 12: I will not keep quiet about the parts of his body, or about his power, and the strength of his frame. 13: Who has ever taken off his outer skin? who may come inside his inner coat of iron? 14: Who has made open the doors of his face? Fear is round about his teeth. 15: His back is made of lines of plates, joined tight together, one against the other, like a stamp. 16: One is so near to the other that no air may come between them. 17: They take a grip of one another; they are joined together, so that they may not be parted. 18: His sneezings give out flames, and his eyes are like the eyes of the dawn. 19: Out of his mouth go burning lights, and flames of fire are jumping up. 20: Smoke comes out of his nose, like a pot boiling on the fire. 21: His breath puts fire to coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth. 22: Strength is in his neck, and fear goes dancing before him. 23: The plates of his flesh are joined together, fixed, and not to be moved. 24: His heart is as strong as a stone, hard as the lower crushing-stone. 25: When he gets ready for the fight, the strong are overcome with fear. 26: The sword may come near him but is not able to go through him; the spear, or the arrow, or the sharp-pointed iron. 27: Iron is to him as dry grass, and brass as soft wood. 28: The arrow is not able to put him to flight: stones are no more to him than dry stems. 29: A thick stick is no better than a leaf of grass, and he makes sport of the onrush of the spear. 30: Under him are sharp edges of broken pots: as if he was pulling a grain-crushing instrument over the wet earth. 31: The deep is boiling like a pot of spices, and the sea like a perfume-vessel. 32: After him his way is shining, so that the deep seems white. 33: On earth there is not another like him, who is made without fear. 34: Everything which is high goes in fear of him; he is king over all the sons of pride.