100 Bible Verses about Leviathan

Job 41:1-34 ESV / 1,813 helpful votes

“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever? Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls? ...

Isaiah 27:1 ESV / 1,670 helpful votes

In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Psalm 74:14 ESV / 1,374 helpful votes

You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

Job 41:1 ESV / 1,256 helpful votes

“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?

Psalm 104:26 ESV / 1,201 helpful votes

There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

Job 3:8 ESV / 1,071 helpful votes

Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.

Job 41:10 ESV / 617 helpful votes

No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?

Job 40:1-24 ESV / 582 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Job: “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” Then Job answered the Lord and said: “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.” ...

Job 40:15-24 ESV / 468 helpful votes

“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox. Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron. “He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword! ...

Job 40:15 ESV / 447 helpful votes

“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.

Job 40:1-41:34 ESV / 438 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Job: “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” Then Job answered the Lord and said: “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.” ...

Psalm 18:8 ESV / 419 helpful votes

Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

Revelation 20:2 ESV / 409 helpful votes

And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,

Psalm 74:13-14 ESV / 398 helpful votes

You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters. You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

Job 41:31 ESV / 333 helpful votes

He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.

Job 41:18 ESV / 322 helpful votes

His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.

Psalm 74:1-23 ESV / 319 helpful votes

A Maskil of Asaph. O God, why do you cast us off forever? Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture? Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage! Remember Mount Zion, where you have dwelt. Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary! Your foes have roared in the midst of your meeting place; they set up their own signs for signs. They were like those who swing axes in a forest of trees. ...

Psalm 74:13 ESV / 314 helpful votes

You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters.

Revelation 12:1-17 ESV / 310 helpful votes

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, ...

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 302 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Job 40:17 ESV / 293 helpful votes

He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Revelation 13:1 ESV / 279 helpful votes

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Psalm 104:25-26 ESV / 272 helpful votes

Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

Psalm 74:12-14 ESV / 271 helpful votes

Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters. You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

Job 41:34 ESV / 270 helpful votes

He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”

Isaiah 51:9 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon?

Job 41:15 ESV / 264 helpful votes

His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.

Genesis 1:21 ESV / 256 helpful votes

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Psalm 104:1-35 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. ...

Job 40:19 ESV / 250 helpful votes

“He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword!

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 242 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 224 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Job 42:1-17 ESV / 224 helpful votes

Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; ...

John 8:44 ESV / 215 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Ezekiel 28:17 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.

Revelation 13:4 ESV / 207 helpful votes

And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”

Job 41:14 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.

Ezekiel 31:3 ESV / 206 helpful votes

Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches and forest shade, and of towering height, its top among the clouds.

Psalm 92:12 ESV / 206 helpful votes

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Daniel 10:6 ESV / 205 helpful votes

His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV / 201 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Isaiah 14:12-14 ESV / 201 helpful votes

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 200 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Proverbs 21:4 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

Job 41:33 ESV / 199 helpful votes

On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear.

Job 41:2 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?

Job 41:5 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls?

Job 26:12 ESV / 196 helpful votes

By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.

Isaiah 27:1-13 ESV / 194 helpful votes

In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea. In that day, “A pleasant vineyard, sing of it! I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it. Lest anyone punish it, I keep it night and day; I have no wrath. Would that I had thorns and briers to battle! I would march against them, I would burn them up together. Or let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me, let them make peace with me.” ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 180 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Job 7:12 ESV / 179 helpful votes

Am I the sea, or a sea monster, that you set a guard over me?

Ezekiel 32:2 ESV / 178 helpful votes

“Son of man, raise a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: “You consider yourself a lion of the nations, but you are like a dragon in the seas; you burst forth in your rivers, trouble the waters with your feet, and foul their rivers.

Job 40:16 ESV / 178 helpful votes

Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.

Revelation 12:3 ESV / 175 helpful votes

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.

Job 41:24 ESV / 172 helpful votes

His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.

Job 41:7 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

Job 41:27 ESV / 168 helpful votes

He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.

Job 41:30 ESV / 167 helpful votes

His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 166 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Job 41:8 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again!

Job 1:1-22 ESV / 164 helpful votes

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. ...

Isaiah 30:7 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Egypt's help is worthless and empty; therefore I have called her “Rahab who sits still.”

Job 41:4 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever?

Ezekiel 29:3 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lies in the midst of his streams, that says, ‘My Nile is my own; I made it for myself.’

Isaiah 65:25 ESV / 150 helpful votes

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Psalm 104:25 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.

Revelation 16:13 ESV / 147 helpful votes

And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.

Job 41:21 ESV / 143 helpful votes

His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.

Revelation 13:2 ESV / 138 helpful votes

And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.

Isaiah 65:12 ESV / 138 helpful votes

I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.”

Job 40:22 ESV / 138 helpful votes

For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him.

Psalm 91:5 ESV / 137 helpful votes

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

Job 41:26 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.

Job 40:21 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh.

Job 41:19 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.

Job 41:11 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

Job 41:3 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words?

Job 41:29 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 133 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Revelation 13:11 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.

Job 41:25 ESV / 132 helpful votes

When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.

Job 41:9 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him.

Job 41:13 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle?

Job 41:20 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

Psalm 87:4 ESV / 125 helpful votes

Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush— “This one was born there,” they say.

Job 39:1-30 ESV / 125 helpful votes

“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth, when they crouch, bring forth their offspring, and are delivered of their young? Their young ones become strong; they grow up in the open; they go out and do not return to them. “Who has let the wild donkey go free? Who has loosed the bonds of the swift donkey, ...

Job 41:22 ESV / 122 helpful votes

In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.

Job 41:12 ESV / 122 helpful votes

“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.

Job 40:18 ESV / 112 helpful votes

His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.

Job 41:28 ESV / 110 helpful votes

The arrow cannot make him flee; for him sling stones are turned to stubble.

Job 40:24 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Can one take him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a snare?

Job 40:12 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand.

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 90 helpful votes

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Ezekiel 29:3-5 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lies in the midst of his streams, that says, ‘My Nile is my own; I made it for myself.’ I will put hooks in your jaws, and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales; and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams, with all the fish of your streams that stick to your scales. And I will cast you out into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your streams; you shall fall on the open field, and not be brought together or gathered. To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens I give you as food.

Job 40:11 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Pour out the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him.

Psalm 89:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

Psalm 74:4 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Your foes have roared in the midst of your meeting place; they set up their own signs for signs.

Job 41:32 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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