Job 41:9
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New International Version
Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.

New Living Translation
No, it is useless to try to capture it. The hunter who attempts it will be knocked down.

English Standard Version
Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?

King James Bible
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Any hope of capturing him proves false. Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him?

International Standard Version
"Look! Anyone's hope to capture him will prove itself false; anyone would be terrified just by looking at him.

NET Bible
See, his expectation is wrong, he is laid low even at the sight of it.

New Heart English Bible
Look, the hope of him is in vain. Won't one be cast down even at the sight of him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, any hope [of defeating it] is a false hope. Doesn't the sight of it overwhelm you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, the hope of him is in vain; Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, your expectation is false;
            Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, your hope regarding him shall fail; for even at the sight of him they shall faint.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, the hope of subduing him is in vain: shall one not be cast down even at the sight of him?

American King James Version
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

American Standard Version
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, hope as to him is belied: is not one cast down even at the sight of him?

English Revised Version
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

World English Bible
Behold, the hope of him is in vain. Won't one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the hope of him is found a liar, Also at his appearance is not one cast down?
Study Bible
God's Power Shown in Creatures
8"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again! 9"Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him? 10"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?…
Cross References
Job 41:8
"Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!

Job 41:10
"No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me?
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

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Deuteronomy 28:34 So that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see.

1 Samuel 3:11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, …

Isaiah 28:19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by …

Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences…

(9) Behold the hope of him is in vain--i.e., the hope of the rash man who would venture to attack him: at the sight of him, i.e., the infuriated crocodile.

Verse 9. - Behold, the hope of him is in vain; i.e. the hope of capturing or killing him. Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? The very sight of the savage and invulnerable animal is enough to make a man fall to the ground with fear. Behold, the hope of him is in vain,.... Of getting the mastery over him, or of taking him; and yet both crocodiles and whales have been taken; nor is the taking of them to be despaired of; but it seems the "orca", or the whale with many teeth, has never been taken and killed (o);

shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? the sight of a whale is terrible to mariners, lest their ships should be overturned by it; and some have been so frightened at the sight of a crocodile as to lose their senses: and we read of one that was greatly terrified at seeing the shadow of one; and the creature before mentioned is supposed to be much more terrible (p).

(o) Vid. Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 4. p. 846. (p) Scheuchzer. ib. 9. the hope—of taking him.

cast down—with fear "at the (mere) sight of him."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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