Not a Tame God

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In Job 41, God asks a rather odd question. Not odd as in nonsense, but odd in that it is one of the most thought-provoking passages in the whole book.

Keep in mind as you read these few verses that Leviathan represents the most fearsome sea creature imaginable. Also, try to keep track of the many suggestions for taming and domesticating the sea monster God lays out.

“Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook
    or tie down its tongue with a rope?
Can you put a cord through its nose
    or pierce its jaw with a hook?
Will it keep begging you for mercy?
    Will it speak to you with gentle words?
Will it make an agreement with you
    for you to take it as your slave for life?
Can you make a pet of it like a bird
    or put it on a leash for…

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