1 Hast thou not seen him? and hast thou not wondered at the things said [of him]? 2 Dost thou not fear because preparation has been made by me? for who is there that resists me? 3 Or who will resist me, and abide, since the whole [world] under heaven is mine? 4 I will not be silent because of him: though because of his power [one] shall pity his antagonist. 5 Who will open the face of his garment? and who can enter within the fold of his breastplate? 6 Who will open the doors of his face? terror is round about his teeth. 7 His inwards are as brazen plates, and the texture of his [skin] as a smyrite stone. 8 One [part] cleaves fast to another, and the air cannot come between them. 9 They will remain united each to the other: they are closely joined, and cannot be separated. 10 At his sneezing a light shines, and his eyes are [as] the appearance of the morning star. 11 Out of his mouth proceed as it were burning lamps, and as it were hearths of fire are cast abroad. 12 Out of his nostrils proceeds smoke of a furnace burning with fire of coals. 13 His breath is [as] live coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth. 14 And power is lodged in his neck, before him destruction runs. 15 The flesh also of his body is joined together: [if one] pours [violence] upon him, he shall not be moved. 16 His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil. 17 And when he turns, [he s] a terror to the four-footed wild beasts which leap upon the earth. 18 If spears should come against him, [men] will effect nothing, [either with] the spear or the breast-plate. 19 For he considers iron as chaff, and brass as rotten wood. 20 The bow of brass shall not would him, he deems a slinger as grass. 21 Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand. 22 His lair is [formed of] sharp points; and all the gold of the sea under him is an immense [quantity of] clay. 23 He makes the deep boil like a brazen caldron; and he regards the sea as a pot of ointment, 24 and the lowest part of the deep as a captive: he reckons the deep as [his] range. 25 There is nothing upon the earth like to him, formed to be sported with by my angels. 26 He beholds every high thing: and he is king of all that are in the waters.
ΟΥΧ ἑώρακας αὐτόν, οὐδὲ ἐπὶ τοῖς λεγομένοις τεθαύμακας; 2 οὐ δέδοικας ὅτι ἡτοίμασταί μοι; τίς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ ἐμοὶ ἀντιστάς; 3 ἢ τίς ἀντιστήσεταί μοι καὶ ὑπομενεῖ, εἰ πᾶσα ἡ ὑπ᾿ οὐρανὸν ἐμή ἐστιν; 4 οὐ σιωπήσομαι δι᾿ αὐτόν, καὶ λόγον δυνάμεως ἐλεήσει τὸν ἴσον αὐτῷ. 5 τίς ἀποκαλύψει πρόσωπον ἐνδύσεως αὐτοῦ, εἰς δὲ πτύξιν θώρακος αὐτοῦ τίς ἂν εἰσέλθοι; 6 πύλας προσώπου αὐτοῦ τίς ἀνοίξει; κύκλῳ ὀδόντων αὐτοῦ φόβος. 7 τὰ ἔγκατα αὐτοῦ ἀσπίδες χάλκεαι, σύνδεσμος δὲ αὐτοῦ ὥσπερ σμυρίτης λίθος· 8 εἷς τοῦ ἑνὸς κολλῶνται, πνεῦμα δὲ οὐ μὴ διέλθῃ αὐτόν· 9 ἀνὴρ τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ προσκολληθήσεται, συνέχονται καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποσπασθῶσιν. 10 ἐν πταρμῷ αὐτοῦ ἐπιφαύσκεται φέγγος, οἱ δὲ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ εἶδος ῾Εωσφόρου. 11 ἐκ στόματος αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύονται ὡς λαμπάδες καιόμεναι καὶ διαρριπτοῦνται ὡς ἐσχάραι πυρός. 12 ἐκ μυκτήρων αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύεται καπνὸς καμίνου καιομένης πυρὶ ἀνθράκων. 13 ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ ἄνθρακες, φλὸξ δὲ ἐκ στόματος αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύεται. 14 ἐν δὲ τραχήλῳ αὐτοῦ αὐλίζεται δύναμις, ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ τρέχει ἀπώλεια. 15 σάρκες δὲ σώματος αὐτοῦ κεκόλληνται· καταχέει ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν, οὐ σαλευθήσεται. 16 ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ πέπηγεν ὡς λίθος, ἕστηκε δὲ ὥσπερ ἄκμων ἀνήλατος. 17 στραφέντος δὲ αὐτοῦ, φόβος θηρίοις τετράποσιν ἐπὶ γῆς ἁλλομένοις. 18 ἐὰν συναντήσωσιν αὐτῷ λόγχαι, οὐδὲν μὴ ποιήσωσι δόρυ καὶ θώρακα· 19 ἥγηται μὲν γὰρ σίδηρον ἄχυρα, χαλκὸν δὲ ὥσπερ ξύλον σαθρόν. 20 οὐ μὴ τρώσῃ αὐτὸν τόξον χάλκεον, ἥγηται μὲν πετροβόλον χόρτον· 21 ὡς καλάμη ἐλογίσθησαν σφῦραι, καταγελᾷ δὲ σεισμοῦ πυρφόρου. 22 ἡ στρωμνὴ αὐτοῦ ὀβελίσκοι ὀξεῖς, πᾶς δὲ χρυσὸς θαλάσσης ὑπ᾿ αὐτὸν ὥσπερ πηλὸς ἀμύθητος. 23 ἀναζεῖ τὴν ἄβυσσον ὥσπερ χαλκεῖον, ἥγηται δὲ τὴν θάλασσαν ὥσπερ ἐξάλειπτρον, 24 τὸν δὲ τάρταρον τῆς ἀβύσσου ὥσπερ αἰχμάλωτον· ἐλογίσατο ἄβυσσον εἰς περίπατον. 25 οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδὲν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ὅμοιον αὐτῷ πεποιημένον ἐγκαταπαίζεσθαι ὑπὸ τῶν ἀγγέλων μου· 26 πᾶν ὑψηλὸν ὁρᾷ, αὐτὸς δὲ βασιλεὺς πάντων τῶν ἐν τοῖς ὕδασιν.