Job 40:17
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New International Version
Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.

New Living Translation
Its tail is as strong as a cedar. The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together.

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

New American Standard Bible
"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

King James Bible
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree; the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.

International Standard Version
His tail protrudes stiffly, like cedar; the sinews of his thigh interlink for strength.

NET Bible
It makes its tail stiff like a cedar, the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound.

New Heart English Bible
He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It makes its tail stiff like a cedar. The ligaments of its thighs are intertwined.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He straineth his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

New American Standard 1977
“He bends his tail like a cedar;
            The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He moves his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

King James 2000 Bible
He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

American King James Version
He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

American Standard Version
He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He setteth up his tail like a cedar, the sinews of his testicles are wrapped together.

Darby Bible Translation
He bendeth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are woven together.

English Revised Version
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Webster's Bible Translation
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his male organs are wrapped together.

World English Bible
He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth bend his tail as a cedar, The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:15-24 God, for the further proving of his own power, describes two vast animals, far exceeding man in bulk and strength. Behemoth signifies beasts. Most understand it of an animal well known in Egypt, called the river-horse, or hippopotamus. This vast animal is noticed as an argument to humble ourselves before the great God; for he created this vast animal, which is so fearfully and wonderfully made. Whatever strength this or any other creature has, it is derived from God. He that made the soul of man, knows all the ways to it, and can make the sword of justice, his wrath, to approach and touch it. Every godly man has spiritual weapons, the whole armour of God, to resist, yea, to overcome the tempter, that his never-dying soul may be safe, whatever becomes of his frail flesh and mortal body.
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Job Humbles Himself Before God
16"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly. 17"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together. 18"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:21
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Job 40:16
"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.

Job 40:18
"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.
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He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

moveth. or, setteth up. the

Job 41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; …

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