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5 Bible Verses about Leviathan

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Psalm 104:26

There go the ships of the sea, and Leviathan (the sea monster), which You have formed to sport in it.

Job 41:1-34

Can you draw out the leviathan (the crocodile) with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? Can you put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook or a spike? Will he make many supplications to you [begging to be spared]? Will he speak soft words to you [to coax you to treat him kindly]?read more.
Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever? Will you play with [the crocodile] as with a bird? Or will you put him on a leash for your maidens? Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? Can you fill his skin with harpoons? Or his head with fishing spears? Lay your hand upon him! Remember your battle with him; you will not do [such an ill-advised thing] again! Behold, the hope of [his assailant] is disappointed; one is cast down even at the sight of him! No one is so fierce [and foolhardy] that he dares to stir up [the crocodile]; who then is he who can stand before Me [the beast's Creator, or dares to contend with Me]? Who has first given to Me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heavens is Mine. [Therefore, who can have a claim against God, God Who made the unmastered crocodile?] I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame. Who can strip off [the crocodile's] outer garment? [Who can penetrate his double coat of mail?] Who shall come within his jaws? Who can open the doors of his [lipless] mouth? His [extended jaws and bare] teeth are terrible round about. His scales are [the crocodile's] pride, [for his back is made of rows of shields] shut up together [as with] a tight seal; One is so near to another that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another; they stick together so that they cannot be separated. His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the [reddish] eyelids of the dawn. Out of his mouth go burning torches, [and] sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goes forth smoke, as out of a seething pot over a fire of rushes. His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes forth from his mouth. In [the crocodile's] neck abides strength, and terror dances before him. The folds of his flesh cleave together; they are firm upon him, and they cannot shake [when he moves]. His heart is as firm as a stone, indeed, as solid as a nether millstone. When [the crocodile] raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; because of terror and the crashing they are beside themselves. Even if one strikes at him with the sword, it cannot get any hold, nor does the spear, the dart, or the javelin. He counts iron as straw and bronze as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make [the crocodile] flee; slingstones are treated by him as stubble. Clubs [also] are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rushing and the rattling of the javelin. His underparts are like sharp pieces of broken pottery; he spreads [grooves like] a threshing sledge upon the mire. He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a [foaming] pot of ointment. [His swift darting] makes a shining track behind him; one would think the deep to be hoary [with foam]. Upon earth there is not [the crocodile's] equal, a creature made without fear and he behaves fearlessly. He looks all mighty [beasts of prey] in the face [without terror]; he is monarch over all the sons of pride. [And now, Job, who are you who dares not arouse the unmastered crocodile, yet who dares resist Me, the beast's Creator, to My face? Everything under the heavens is Mine; therefore, who can have a claim against God?]

Psalm 74:14

You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt); You did give him as food for the creatures inhabiting the wilderness.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Job 3:8

Let those curse it who curse the day, who are skilled in rousing up Leviathan.

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Fishes » Mentioned in scripture » Leviathan

Job 41:1

Can you draw out the leviathan (the crocodile) with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

Psalm 74:14

You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt); You did give him as food for the creatures inhabiting the wilderness.

Leviathan » The lord destroying the leviathan

Isaiah 27:1

In that day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Psalm 74:12-14

Yet God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. You did divide the [Red] Sea by Your might; You broke the heads of the [Egyptian] dragons in the waters. You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt); You did give him as food for the creatures inhabiting the wilderness.

Leviathan » Possibly a crocodile

Psalm 104:26

There go the ships of the sea, and Leviathan (the sea monster), which You have formed to sport in it.

Leviathan » Created by God

Psalm 104:26

There go the ships of the sea, and Leviathan (the sea monster), which You have formed to sport in it.

Leviathan » Illustrative of » Powerful and cruel kings

Isaiah 27:1

In that day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Leviathan » God's power, exhibited in destroying

Psalm 74:14

You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt); You did give him as food for the creatures inhabiting the wilderness.

Leviathan » Illustrative of » Power and severity of God

Job 41:10

No one is so fierce [and foolhardy] that he dares to stir up [the crocodile]; who then is he who can stand before Me [the beast's Creator, or dares to contend with Me]?

Leviathan » The crooked (rv) serpent.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Leviathan » Figurative

Psalm 74:14

You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt); You did give him as food for the creatures inhabiting the wilderness.

Leviathan » Nature and habits of

Titles and names of the devil » Leviathan

Isaiah 27:1

In that day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea.