Job 41:19
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New International Version
Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.

New Living Translation
Lightning leaps from its mouth; flames of fire flash out.

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

New American Standard Bible
"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth.

King James Bible
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Flaming torches shoot from his mouth; fiery sparks fly out!

International Standard Version
Flames blaze from his mouth; streams of sparking fire fly out.

NET Bible
Out of its mouth go flames, sparks of fire shoot forth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Flames shoot from its mouth. Sparks of fire fly from it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

King James 2000 Bible
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

American King James Version
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

American Standard Version
Out of his mouth go burning torches, And sparks of fire leap forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of his mouth go forth lamps, like torches of lighted fire.

Darby Bible Translation
Out of his mouth go forth flames; sparks of fire leap out:

English Revised Version
Out of his mouth go burning torches, and sparks of fire leap forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire dart forth.

World English Bible
Out of his mouth go burning torches. Sparks of fire leap forth.

Young's Literal Translation
Out of his mouth do flames go, sparks of fire escape.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. The description now becomes highly poetical, and it would be a mistake to endeavour to substantiate it. The intention is to represent the impression which the animal would make on an impressible but unscientific observer viewing it in its native haunts for the first time. Splashing, snorting, and throwing up spray all around, it would seem to be breathing out steam and smoke, from which the idea of fire is inseparable (see the next verse).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Which, though hyperbolical expressions, have some foundation for them in the latter; in the vast quantities of water thrown out by the whale, through its mouth or hole in its frontispiece, which in the sun may look like lamps and sparks of fire, as before observed; and especially in the "orcae", or whales with teeth, which eject in the same way an oily mucus, or the fat liquor of the brain, commonly called spermaceti, which may appear more bright and glittering. Ovid (t) says much the same of the boar as is here said of the leviathan.

(t) "Fulmen ab ore venit; frondesque adflatibus ardent". Metamorph. c. 8. Fab. 4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. burning lamps—"torches"; namely, in respiring (Job 41:18), seem to go out.

Job 41:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Power Shown in Creatures
18"His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 19"Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth. 20"Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.…
Cross References
Job 41:18
Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the rays of dawn.

Job 41:20
Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.
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Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

Psalm 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth …

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