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Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?
King James Bible
Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
American Standard Version
Canst thou put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook?
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou put a reed in his nose? And with a thorn pierce his jaw?
Job 41:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Canst thou put a hook onto his nose? - Canst thou put a ring in his nose, and lead him about as thou dost thine ox? In the East they frequently lead thy oxen and buffaloes with a ring in their noses. So they do bulls and oxen in this country.
Bore his jaw through with a thorn? - Some have thought that this means, Canst thou deal with him as with one of those little fish which thou stringest on a rush by means of the thorn at its end? Or perhaps it may refer to those ornaments with which they sometimes adorned their horses, mules, camels, etc.
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Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent...
Isaiah 37:29 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose...
Ezekiel 29:4,5 But I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales...
Job 41:2 Parallel CommentariesBore Cord Hook Jaw Nose Pierce Reed Ring Rope Round Thorn Tongue WiltBore Cord Hook Jaw Nose Pierce Reed Ring Rope Round Thorn Tongue WiltTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Kings 19:28 Because you rage against me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.'
Job 41:3 Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?
Isaiah 37:29 Because you rage against me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.