'Crocodile' in the Bible
Can you draw out the leviathan (the crocodile) with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?
Will you play with [the crocodile] as with a bird? Or will you put him on a leash for your maidens?
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?]
When [the crocodile] raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; because of terror and the crashing they are beside themselves.
The arrow cannot make [the crocodile] flee; slingstones are treated by him as stubble.
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?]
- Crocodile (8 instances)