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Job 41

 

 

Introduction
1Of God's great power in the leviathan.

Verse 1
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
leviathan
See definition 03882|.
3:8; *marg:; Psalms 74:14; 104:26; Isaiah 27:1
lettest down
Heb. drownest.

Verse 2
Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
Isaiah 27:1; 37:29; Ezekiel 29:4,5

Verse 3
Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
Psalms 55:21; Proverbs 15:1; 18:23; 25:15; Isaiah 30:10

Verse 4
Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
Will he
1 Kings 20:31-34
wilt thou
Genesis 1:28; Psalms 8:5,6
a servant
Exodus 21:6; Deuteronomy 15:17

Verse 5
Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
play
Judges 16:25-30
bind
28:11

Verse 6
Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
Judges 14:11

Verse 7
Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
Canst
The Leviathan, [livyathan (atywl)]
fish

Verse 8
Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
1 Kings 20:11; 2 Kings 10:4; Luke 14:31,32

Verse 9
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
shall
Deuteronomy 28:34; 1 Samuel 3:11; Isaiah 28:19; Luke 21:11

Verse 10
None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
dare
Genesis 49:9; Numbers 24:9; Psalms 2:11,12; Ezekiel 8:17,18
who
9:4; 40:9; Jeremiah 12:5; 1 Corinthians 10:22

Verse 11
Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
Who
22:2,3; 35:7; Psalms 21:3; Romans 11:35
whatsoever
Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 10:14; 1 Chronicles 29:11-14; Psalms 24:1; 50:12; 115:16; 1 Corinthians 10:26,28

Verse 12
I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
comely
Genesis 1:25

Verse 13
Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
with
or, within. double.
2 Kings 19:28; Psalms 32:9; James 3:3

Verse 14
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
the
38:10; Ecclesiastes 12:4
his teeth
Psalms 57:4; 58:6; Proverbs 30:14; Daniel 7:7

Verse 15
His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
scales
Heb. strong pieces of shields. pride.
Jeremiah 9:23
a close
Revelation 5:2,3,5

Verse 18
By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
the eye-lids
3:9; *marg:; Revelation 1:14

Verse 19
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
Psalms 18:8

Verse 20
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
Jeremiah 1:13,14

Verse 21
His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
Psalms 18:8,12; Isaiah 30:33; Habakkuk 3:5

Verse 22
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
39:19; 40:16
is turned into joy
Heb. rejoiceth.
Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Verse 23
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
flakes
Heb. fallings. are joined.

Verse 24
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
as hard
Isaiah 48:4; Jeremiah 5:3; Zechariah 7:12

Verse 25
When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
by
Psalms 107:28; Jonah 1:4-6

Verse 26
The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
The sword
39:21-24
habergeon
or, breastplate.

Verse 28
The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
sling-stones
39:7; Habakkuk 1:10

Verse 29
Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
2 Chronicles 26:14

Verse 30
Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
Sharp stones
Heb. Sharp pieces of potsherd. he. So hard and impenetrable are his scales, that splinters of flint are the same to him as the softest reeds.

Verse 31

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Verse 32
He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
to shine
Genesis 1:15
deep
28:14; 38:16,30; Genesis 1:2
hoary
Genesis 15:15; 25:8; 42:38; Proverbs 16:31; 20:29

Verse 33
Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
Upon
See TSK on "Job 41:1"|.
40:19
is made
Heb. behave themselves.

Verse 34
He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
he is
26:12; Exodus 5:2; Psalms 73:6,10; Isaiah 28:1; Ezekiel 29:3; Revelation 12:1-3; 13:2; Revelation 20:2,3

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 41:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-41.html.

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