Job 41:14
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New International Version
Who dares open the doors of its mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth?

New Living Translation
Who could pry open its jaws? For its teeth are terrible!

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

Berean Study Bible
Who can open his jaws, ringed by his fearsome teeth?

New American Standard Bible
"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.

King James Bible
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

Christian Standard Bible
Who can open his jaws, surrounded by those terrifying teeth?

Contemporary English Version
Who would try to open its jaws, full of fearsome teeth? *

Good News Translation
Who can make him open his jaws, ringed with those terrifying teeth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who can open his jaws, surrounded by those terrifying teeth?

International Standard Version
Who dares to open his mouth, since it is ringed with his terrible teeth!

NET Bible
Who can open the doors of its mouth? Its teeth all around are fearsome.

New Heart English Bible
Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who can open its closed mouth? Its teeth are surrounded by terror.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.

New American Standard 1977
“Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who shall open the doors of his face? The orders of his teeth are terrible.

King James 2000 Bible
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible all around.

American King James Version
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

American Standard Version
Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

Darby Bible Translation
Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.

English Revised Version
Who can open the doors of his face? round about his teeth is terror.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible around.

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

Young's Literal Translation
The doors of his face who hath opened? Round about his teeth are terrible.
Study Bible
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
13Who can strip off his outer coat? Who can approach him with a bridle? 14Who can open his jaws, ringed by his fearsome teeth? 15His rows of scales are his pride, tightly sealed together.…
Cross References
Job 41:13
Who can strip off his outer coat? Who can approach him with a bridle?

Job 41:15
His rows of scales are his pride, tightly sealed together.

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(14) Who can open the doors of his face?--i.e., his mouth. Round about his teeth is terror.

Verse 14. - Who can open the doors of his face? Who can make him open his huge, gaping jaws, if he chooses to keep them shut? Who would dare to do so? His teeth are terrible round about. The crocodile has "two rows of sharply pointed teeth, thirty or more on each side" (Russell's 'Ancient and Modern Egypt,' p. 460). They are "so formed and disposed as to tear their prey rather than masticate it" ('Dict. Universelle des Sciences,' p. 447). The voracity of the full-grown crocodile is great; and he will not scruple to attack and devour men, if they come in his way. The natives of Upper Egypt have a wholesome terror of him. Who can open the doors of his face?.... Of his mouth, the jaws thereof, which are like a pair of folding doors: the jaws of a crocodile have a prodigious opening. Peter Martyr (u) speaks of one, whose jaws opened seven feet broad; and Leo Africanus (w) affirms he saw some, whose jaws, when opened, would hold a whole cow. To the wideness of the jaws of this creature Martial (x) alludes; and that the doors or jaws of the mouth of the whale are of a vast extent will be easily believed by those who suppose that was the fish which swallowed Jonah;

his teeth are terrible round about; this may seem to make against the whale, the common whale having none; though the "ceti dentati" are a sort of whales that have many teeth in the lower jaw, white, large, solid, and terrible (y). Olaus Magnus (z) speaks of some that have jaws twelve or fourteen feet long; and teeth of six, eight, and twelve feet; and there is a sort called "trumpo", having teeth resembling those of a mill (a). In the spermaceti whale are rows of fine ivory teeth in each jaw, about five or six inches long (b). But of the crocodile there is no doubt; which has two rows of teeth, very sharp and terrible, and to the number of sixty (c).

(u) Decad. 5. c. 9. (w) Descript. Africae, l. 9. p. 763. So Sandys's Travels, l. 2. p. 78. Edit. 5. (x) Epigram. l. 3. cp. 64. (y) Vid. Plin. l. 9. c. 5, 6. and Philosoph. Transact. vol. 3. p. 544. Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 4. p. 848. (z) De Ritu Gent. Septent. l. 21. c. 8. (a) Philosoph. Transact. abridged, vol. 2. p. 847, 848. (b) Philosoph. Transact. abridged, vol. 7. part 3. p. 425. (c) Aelian. l. 10. c. 21. 14. doors of … face—his mouth. His teeth are sixty in number, larger in proportion than his body, some standing out, some serrated, fitting into each other like a comb [Bochart].41:1-34 Concerning Leviathan. - The description of the Leviathan, is yet further to convince Job of his own weakness, and of God's almighty power. Whether this Leviathan be a whale or a crocodile, is disputed. The Lord, having showed Job how unable he was to deal with the Leviathan, sets forth his own power in that mighty creature. If such language describes the terrible force of Leviathan, what words can express the power of God's wrath? Under a humbling sense of our own vileness, let us revere the Divine Majesty; take and fill our allotted place, cease from our own wisdom, and give all glory to our gracious God and Saviour. Remembering from whom every good gift cometh, and for what end it was given, let us walk humbly with the Lord.
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