Of clean animals, and of animals
that are not clean, and of birds,
and of everything that creeps on
the ground, two and two, male and
female, went into the ark with
Noah, as God had commanded Noah.
For in six days the Lord made
heaven and earth, the sea, and all
that is in them, and rested on the
seventh day. Therefore the Lord
blessed the Sabbath day and made
May those who curse days curse
that day, those who are ready to
"By his power he stilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered
Rahab. By his wind the heavens
were made fair; his hand pierced
the fleeing serpent."
Behold now behemoth, which I made
with thee; he eateth grass as an
ox. Lo now, his strength is in his
loins, and his force is in the
navel of his belly. He moveth his
tail like a cedar: the sinews of
his stones are wrapped together.
His bones are as strong pieces of
brass; his bones are like bars of
iron. He is the chief of the ways
of God: he that made him can make
his sword to approach unto him. ...
Can you draw out Leviathan with a
fishhook or press down his tongue
with a cord? ...
... 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...
... 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
You divided the sea by your might;
you broke the heads of the sea
monsters on the waters.
You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
you scattered your enemies with
your mighty arm.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and
adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under
There go the ships, and Leviathan,
which you formed to play in it.
Rejoice not thou, whole Palastina,
because the rod of him that smote
thee is broken: for out of the
serpents root shall come forth a
cockatrice, and his fruit shall be
a fiery flying serpent.
In that day the Lord with his hard
and great and strong sword will
punish Leviathan the fleeing
serpent, Leviathan the twisting
serpent, and he will slay the
dragon that is in the sea.
The burden of the beasts of the
south: into the land of trouble
and anguish, from whence come the
young and old lino, the viper and
fiery flying serpent, they will
carry their riches upon the
shoulders of young asses, and
their treasures upon the bunches
of camels, to a people that shall
not profit them.
“…Was it not you who cut Rahab in
pieces, who pierced the dragon?”
Even the sea monsters draw out the
breast, they give suck to their
young ones: the daughter of my
people is become cruel, like the
ostriches in the wilderness.