Even the most formidable and fearsome of Godâ€™s creatures fear God and exist under the thumb of divine sovereignty.
Job 40:15-41:24Â (KJV)
15Â Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16Â Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17Â He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18Â His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
19Â He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
20Â Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
21Â He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
22Â The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
23Â Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24Â He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
41Â Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2Â Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3Â Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
4Â Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5Â Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
6Â Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
7Â Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
8Â Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9Â Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10Â None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11Â Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12Â I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13Â Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
14Â Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15Â His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16Â One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17Â They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18Â By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19Â Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20Â Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21Â His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22Â In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23Â The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24Â His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.