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Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?
King James Bible
Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
American Standard Version
Will he make many supplications unto thee? Or will he speak soft words unto thee?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth he multiply unto thee supplications? Doth he speak unto thee tender things?
Job 41:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Will he make many supplications - There are several allusions in these verses to matters of which we know nothing.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 18:23 The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly.
Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Job 41:3 Parallel CommentariesBegging Gentle Mercy Multiply Petitions Prayers Soft Softly Speak Supplications Tender WordsBegging Gentle Mercy Multiply Petitions Prayers Soft Softly Speak Supplications Tender WordsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 41:2 Can you put a cord through its nose or pierce its jaw with a hook?
Job 41:4 Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?