1 Ecce spes eius frustrabitur eum, et aspectu eius praecipitabitur.
2 Nemo tam audax, ut suscitet eum. Quis enim resistere potest vultui eius?
3 Quis eum aggressus est et salvus fuit? Sub omni caelo quisnam?
4 Non tacebo super membra eius et eloquar robur et gratiam struis.
5 Quis revelabit faciem indumenti eius, et duplicia mandibulae eius quis intrabit?
6 Portas vultus eius quis aperiet? Per gyrum dentium eius formido.
7 Corpus illius quasi scuta fusilia, compactum sigillo siliceo:
8 unum uni coniungitur, et ne spiraculum quidem incedit per ea;
9 unum alteri adhaeret, et tenentes se nequaquam separantur.
10 Sternutatio eius favillae ignis, et oculi eius ut palpebrae diluculi.
11 De ore eius lampades procedunt, sicut scintillae ignis emittuntur.
12 De naribus eius procedit fumus, sicut ollae succensae atque ferventis.
13 Halitus eius prunas ardere facit, et flamma de ore eius egreditur.
14 In collo eius morabitur fortitudo, et faciem eius praecedit angor.
15 Palearia eius cohaerentia sibi compressa non moventur.
16 Cor eius induratur tamquam lapis et duratur quasi mola inferior.
17 Cum surrexerit, tremunt fortes et ab undis retrorsum convertuntur.
18 Qui impegerit in eum, gladius eius non stabit nec hasta neque pilum neque thorax;
19 reputat enim quasi paleas ferrum et quasi lignum putridum aes.
20 Non fugat eum vir sagittarius, in stipulam versi sunt ei lapides fundae.
21 Quasi stipulam aestimat fustem et deridet vibrantem acinacem.
23 Fervescere facit quasi ollam profundum et mare ponit quasi vas unguentarium.
24 Post se illuminat semitam, aestimatur abyssus quasi canescens.
25 Non est super terram potestas, quae comparetur ei, qui factus est, ut nullum timeret.
26 Omne sublime videt: ipse est rex super universos filios superbiae".
King James Version
1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto 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 thine 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 dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever 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 round about.
15 His scales are his pride, shut up 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 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of 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; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
26 The sword of him that layeth at 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: slingstones 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.