Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise[ and] praise thee? Selah.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare[ children] to them, the same[ became] mighty men which[ were] of old, men of renown.
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I[ am] against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river[ is] mine own, and I have made[ it] for myself.But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.And I will leave thee[ thrown] into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord[ which] thou lettest down?Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft[ words] unto thee?Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?Wilt thou play with him as[ with] a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not[ one] be cast down even at the sight of him?None[ is so] fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?Who hath prevented me, that I should repay[ him? whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine.I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.Who can discover the face of his garment?[ or] who can come[ to him] with his double bridle?Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth[ are] terrible round about.[ His] scales[ are his] pride, shut up together[ as with] a close seal.One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes[ are] like the eyelids of the morning.Out of his mouth go burning lamps,[ and] sparks of fire leap out.Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as[ out] of a seething pot or caldron.His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether[ millstone].When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.He esteemeth iron as straw,[ and] brass as rotten wood.The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.Sharp stones[ are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.He maketh a path to shine after him;[ one] would think the deep[ to be] hoary.Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.He beholdeth all high[ things]: he[ is] a king over all the children of pride.
[ So is] this great and wide sea, wherein[ are] things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.There go the ships:[ there is] that leviathan,[ whom] thou hast made to play therein.