1: Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord [which] thou lettest down? 2: Canst thou put a hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? 3: Will he make many supplications to thee? will he speak soft [words] to thee? 4: Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? 5: Wilt thou play with him as [with] a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? 6: Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants. 7: Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? 8: Lay thy hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. 9: Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not [one] be cast down even at the sight of him? 10: None [is so] fierce that he dare rouse him: who then is able to stand before me? 11: Who hath first benefited me, that I should repay [him]? [whatever is] under the whole heaven is mine. 12: I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. 13: Who can discover the face of his garment? [or] who can come [to him] with his double bridle? 14: Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth [are] terrible around. 15: [His] scales [are his] pride, shut together [as with] a close seal. 16: One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. 17: They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. 18: His sneezings flash light, and his eyes [are] like the eyelids of the morning. 19: Out of his mouth go burning lamps, [and] sparks of fire dart forth. 20: Out of his nostrils issueth smoke, as [out] of a seething pot or caldron. 21: His breath kindleth coals, and a flame issueth from his mouth. 22: In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. 23: The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. 24: His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether [millstone]. 25: When he raiseth himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. 26: The sword of him that attacketh him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. 27: He esteemeth iron as straw, [and] brass as rotten wood. 28: The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble. 29: Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. 30: Sharp stones [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire. 31: He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. 32: He maketh a path to shine after him; [one] would think the deep [to be] hoary. 33: Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. 34: He beholdeth all high [things]: he [is] a king over all the children of pride.