Job 41:27
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New International Version
Iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.

New Living Translation
Iron is nothing but straw to that creature, and bronze is like rotten wood.

English Standard Version
He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.

New American Standard Bible
"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood.

King James Bible
He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He regards iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.

International Standard Version
He regards iron like straw, and hardened bronze like a dead tree.

NET Bible
It regards iron as straw and bronze as rotten wood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It considers iron to be like straw and bronze to be like rotten wood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He esteems iron as straw and bronze as rotten wood.

King James 2000 Bible
He regards iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.

American King James Version
He esteems iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

American Standard Version
He counteth iron as straw, And brass as rotten wood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall esteem iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

Darby Bible Translation
He esteemeth iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood.

English Revised Version
He counteth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

Webster's Bible Translation
He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

World English Bible
He counts iron as straw; and brass as rotten wood.

Young's Literal Translation
He reckoneth iron as straw, brass as rotten wood.
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 27. - He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass (rather, bronze) as rotten wood. Even the hardest metals are useless against the crocodile. Moderns observe that even firearms are of little avail against him. The back and tail, at any rate, resist musket-balls (Bochart); and a rifle-bullet will glance aside if it strikes one of the scales (Tristram); see ver. 15.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He esteemeth iron as straw,.... You may as well cast a straw at him as a bar of iron; it will make no impression on his steeled back, which is as a coat of mail to him; so Eustathius affirms (d) that the sharpest iron is rebounded and blunted by him;

and brass as rotten wood; or steel, any instrument made of it, though ever so strong or piercing.

(d) Apud ibid. (Bochard. Hierozoic. par. 2. l. 5. c. 17. col. 785.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. iron … brass—namely, weapons.

Job 41:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Power Shown in Creatures
26"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin. 27"He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood. 28"The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.…
Cross References
Job 41:26
The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.

Job 41:28
Arrows do not make it flee; slingstones are like chaff to it.
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