Job 41:21
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English Standard Version
His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.

King James Bible
His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

American Standard Version
His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth forth from his mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh forth out of his mouth.

English Revised Version
His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth forth from his mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
His breath kindleth coals, and a flame issueth from his mouth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 A pride are the furrows of the shields,

Shut by a rigid seal.

16 One joineth on to the other,

And no air entereth between them.

17 One upon another they are arranged,

They hold fast together, inseparably.

Since the writer uses אפיק both in the signif. robustus, Job 12:12, and canalis, Job 40:18, it is doubtful whether it must be explained robusta (robora) scutorum (as e.g., Ges.), or canales scutorum (Hirz., Schlottm., and others). We now prefer the latter, but so that "furrows of the shields" signifies the square shields themselves bounded by these channels; for only thus is the סגוּר, which refers to these shields, considered, each one for itself, suitably attached to what precedes. חותם צר is an acc. of closer definition belonging to it: closed is (each single one) by a firmly attached, and therefore firmly closed, seal. lxx remarkably ὥσπερ σμυρίτης λίθος, i.e., (emery (vid., Krause's Pyrogeteles, 1859, S. 228). Six rows of knotty scales and four scales of the neck cover the upper part of the animal's body, in themselves firm, and attached to one another in almost impenetrable layers, as is described in Job 41:7 in constantly-varying forms of expression (where יגּשׁוּ with Pathach beside Athnach is the correct reading), - a גּאוה, i.e., an equipment of which the animal may be proud. Umbr. takes גאוה, with Bochart, equals גּוה, the back; but although in the language much is possible, yet not everything.

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Psalm 18:8,12 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it...

Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood...

Habakkuk 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

Cross References
Job 41:20
Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

Job 41:22
In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.

Isaiah 40:7
The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.

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