Do you work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise you? Selah
The Nephilim were on the earth both in those days and afterward, when the sons of God came to the daughters of mankind, who bore children to them. They were the powerful men of old, the famous men.
Speak to him and say,‘ This is what the Lord GOD says: Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster lying in the middle of his Nile, who says,“ My Nile is my own; I made it for myself.”I will put hooks in your jaws and make the fish of your streams cling to your scales. I will haul you up from the middle of your Nile, and all the fish of your streams will cling to your scales.I will leave you in the desert, you and all the fish of your streams. You will fall on the open ground and will not be taken away or gathered for burial. I have given you to the wild creatures of the earth and the birds of the sky as food.
Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie his tongue down with a rope?Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?Will he beg you for mercy or speak softly to you?Will he make a covenant with you so that you can take him as a slave forever?Can you play with him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?Will traders bargain for him or divide him among the merchants?Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?Lay a hand on him. You will remember the battle and never repeat it!Any hope of capturing him proves false. Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him?No one is ferocious enough to rouse Leviathan; who then can stand against me?Who confronted me, that I should repay him? Everything under heaven belongs to me.I cannot be silent about his limbs, his power, and his graceful proportions.Who can strip off his outer covering? Who can penetrate his double layer of armor?Who can open his jaws, surrounded by those terrifying teeth?His pride is in his rows of scales, closely sealed together.One scale is so close to another that no air can pass between them.They are joined to one another, so closely connected they cannot be separated.His snorting flashes with light, while his eyes are like the rays of dawn.Flaming torches shoot from his mouth; fiery sparks fly out!Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot or burning reeds.His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames pour out of his mouth.Strength resides in his neck, and dismay dances before him.The folds of his flesh are joined together, solid as metal and immovable.His heart is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!When Leviathan rises, the mighty are terrified; they withdraw because of his thrashing.The sword that reaches him will have no effect, nor will a spear, dart, or arrow.He regards iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.No arrow can make him flee; slingstones become like stubble to him.A club is regarded as stubble, and he laughs at the sound of a javelin.His undersides are jagged potsherds, spreading the mud like a threshing sledge.He makes the depths seethe like a cauldron; he makes the sea like an ointment jar.He leaves a shining wake behind him; one would think the deep had gray hair!He has no equal on earth— a creature devoid of fear!He surveys everything that is haughty; he is king over all the proud beasts.
Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.There the ships move about, and Leviathan, which you formed to play there.