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Job 41:15-17

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scales are his pride, shut up together with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. They are joined to one another. They stick together, so that they can’t be pulled apart.
Job 41:15-17


Context

Job 41 [1.] “Can you draw out Leviathan[a] with a fish hook,
or press down his tongue with a cord?
Can you put a rope into his nose,
or pierce his jaw through with a hook?
Will he make many petitions to you,
or will he speak soft words to you?
Will he make a covenant with you,
that you should take him for a servant forever?
Will you play with him as with a bird?
Or will you bind him for your girls?
Will traders barter for him?
Will they part him among the merchants?
Can you fill his skin with barbed irons,
or his head with fish spears?
Lay your hand on him.
Remember the battle, and do so no more.
Behold, the hope of him is in vain.
Won’t one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Job 41 [10.] None is so fierce that he dare stir him up.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Everything under the heavens is mine.
“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.
Who can strip off his outer garment?
Who shall come within his jaws?
Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth is terror.
Strong scales are his pride,
shut up together with a close seal.
One is so near to another,
that no air can come between them.
They are joined to one another.
They stick together, so that they can’t be pulled apart.

His sneezing flashes out light.
His eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Out of his mouth go burning torches.
Sparks of fire leap out.

Footnotes:

A. Job 41:1 Leviathan is a name for a crocodile or similar creature.


palaeontology
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