15“Look at Behemoth,
which I made just as I made you;
it eats grass like an ox.16Its strength is in its loins,
and its power in the muscles of its belly.17It makes its tail stiff like a cedar;
the sinews of its thighs are knit together.18Its bones are tubes of bronze,
its limbs like bars of iron.
19“It is the first of the great acts of God—
only its Maker can approach it with the sword.20For the mountains yield food for it
where all the wild animals play.21Under the lotus plants it lies,
in the covert of the reeds and in the marsh.22The lotus trees cover it for shade;
the willows of the wadi surround it.23Even if the river is turbulent, it is not frightened;
it is confident though Jordan rushes against its mouth.24Can one take it with hooks
or pierce its nose with a snare?