Job 41:22
Parallel Verses
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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In his neck abideth strength, And dismay danceth before him.

New American Standard 1977
“In his neck lodges strength,
            And dismay leaps before him.

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.
Study Bible
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.…
Word Study

In his neck
tsavva'r  (tsav-vawr')
in the sense of binding; the back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound) -- neck.

remaineth
luwn  (loon)
to stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain)

strength
`oz  (oze)
strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise) -- boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.

and sorrow
d'abah  (deh-aw-baw')
pining; by analogy, fear -- sorrow.

is turned into joy
duwts  (doots)
to leap -- be turned.

before
paniym  (paw-neem')
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Job 41:21
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