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17 
“He sways his tail like a cedar;
The tendons of his thighs are twisted and knit together [like a rope].
18 
“His bones are tubes of bronze;
His [a]limbs are like bars of iron.

19 
“He is the first [in magnitude and power] of the works of God;
[Only] He who made him can bring near His sword [to master him].

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Footnotes

  1. Job 40:18 Lit bones.

17 Its tail sways like a cedar;
    the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.(A)
18 Its bones are tubes of bronze,
    its limbs(B) like rods of iron.(C)
19 It ranks first among the works of God,(D)
    yet its Maker(E) can approach it with his sword.(F)

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