The Bible in Its Traditions

Job 41:27–34

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27  He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

27  And the strong are humbled.

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28  The arrow cannot make him flee; slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

28  Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand.

28  The wound of the sword is of no effect; the lances of the mighty he removes.

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29  Clubs are accounted as stubble; he laugheth at the rattling of the javelin.

29  His lair is formed of sharp points; and all the gold of the sea under him is an immense quantity of clay.

29  He considers iron like straw, and brass like rotten wood.

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30  Sharpest potsherds are under him; he spreadeth a threshing-sledge upon the mire.

30  He makes the deep boil like a brazen caldron; and he regards the sea as a pot of ointment,

30  The beams of the sun will be under him, and he will dispense gold to them as if it were clay.

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31  He maketh the deep to boil like a pot; he maketh the sea like a seething mixture.

31  and the lowest part of the deep as a captive: he reckons the deep as his range.

31  He will make the depths of the sea boil like a pot, and he will set it to bubble just as ointments do.

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32  He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

32  A path will shine after him; he will esteem the abyss as if it were weakening with age.

32  With his strong body he walks upon the ground.

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33  Upon earth there is not his like, who is made to be fearless.

33  He brings to destruction whatever is proud.

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34  He looketh at all high things; he is king over all the proud beasts.

34  He sees every prominent thing; he is king over all the sons of arrogance.

34  He is a king over all things in the deep.