Job 41:22
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New International Version
Strength resides in its neck; dismay goes before it.

New Living Translation
"The tremendous strength in Leviathan's neck strikes terror wherever it goes.

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

New American Standard Bible
"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him.

King James Bible
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Strength resides in his neck, and dismay dances before him.

International Standard Version
"His neck is so powerful that all who meet him are terrified.

NET Bible
Strength lodges in its neck, and despair runs before it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Strength resides in its neck, and power dances in front of it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In his neck dwells strength, and before him the work is undone.

King James 2000 Bible
In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into dancing before him.

American King James Version
In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

American Standard Version
In his neck abideth strength, And terror danceth before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In his neck strength shall dwell, and want goeth before his face.

Darby Bible Translation
In his neck lodgeth strength, and terror danceth before him.

English Revised Version
In his neck abideth strength, and terror danceth before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

World English Bible
There is strength in his neck. Terror dances before him.

Young's Literal Translation
In his neck lodge doth strength, And before him doth grief exult.
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 22. - In his neck remaineth strength. It has been well remarked that the whale has no neck, or at any rate none {hat is visible, while the crocodile has one that is of great strength, and that naturally attracts observation. "Le cou assez marque," says the 'Dictionnaire des Sciences' (l.s.c.). It is nearly of the same diameter with the head at the point of junction, and where it adjoins the body is still larger. And sorrow is turned into joy before him; rather, and terror rid'seth before him (see the Revised Version). Whithersoever he proceeds, he causes terror; people tremble, take to flight, and disappear.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In his neck remaineth strength,.... This is thought to be an argument against the whale, which is said to have no neck: but whatever joins the head and body may be called the neck, though ever so small; and the shorter the neck is, the stronger it is. It is also said by some, that the crocodile has no neck also; but the philosopher (x) is express for it, that it has one and moves it: and Pliny (y) speaks of it as turning its head upwards, which it could not do without a neck;

and sorrow is turned into joy before him; or leaps and dances before him; it departs from him: he is not afraid of anything, though ever so threatening. Or sorrow and distress at the sight of him, in men and fishes, make them leap, and hasten to get out of the way of him and escape him.

(x) Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 9. c. 6. & Part. Animal l. 4. c. 11. (y) Nat. Hist. l. 8. c. 25.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. remaineth—abideth permanently. His chief strength is in the neck.

sorrow—anxiety or dismay personified.

is turned into joy—rather, "danceth," "exulteth"; wherever he goes, he spreads terror "before him."

Job 41:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Power Shown in Creatures
21"His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth. 22"In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him. 23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.…
Cross References
Job 41:21
Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth.

Job 41:23
The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
Treasury of Scripture

In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

Job 39:19 Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder?

Job 40:16 See now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel …

is turned into joy. Heb. rejoiceth

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them …

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory…

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