Job 41:9
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English Standard Version
Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is 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?

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.

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?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Dost thou draw the crocodile by a hoop-net,

And dost thou sink his tongue into the line?!

2 Canst thou put a rush-ring into his nose,

And pierce his cheeks with a hook?

3 Will he make many supplications to thee,

Or speak flatteries to thee?

4 Will he make a covenant with thee,

To take him as a perpetual slave?

5 Wilt thou play with him as a little bird,

And bind him for thy maidens?

In Job 3:8, לויתן signified the celestial dragon, that causes the eclipses of the sun (according to the Indian mythology, râhu the black serpent, and ketu the red serpent); in Psalm 104:26 it does not denote some great sea-saurian after the kind of the hydrarchus of the primeval world,

(Note: Vid., Grsse, Beitrge, S. 94ff.)

but directly the whale, as in the Talmud (Lewysohn, Zoologie des Talm. 178f.). Elsewhere, however, the crocodile is thus named, and in fact as תּנּין also, another appellation of this natural wonder of Egypt, as an emblem of the mightiness of Pharaoh (vid., on Psalm 74:13.), as once again the crocodile itself is called in Arab. el-fir‛annu. The Old Testament language possesses no proper name for the crocodile; even the Talmudic makes use of קרוקתא equals κροκόδειλος (Lewysohn, 271). לויתן is the generic name of twisted, and תנין long-extended monsters. Since the Egyptian name of the crocodile has not been Hebraized, the poet contents himself in תּמשׁך with making a play upon its Egyptian, and in Arab. tmsâḥ, timsâḥ,

(Note: Herodotus was acquainted with this name (χάμψαι equals κροκόδειλοι); thus is the crocodile called also in Palestine, where (as Tobler and Joh. Roth have shown) it occurs, especially in the river Damr near Tantra.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall

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, at which both the ears of every one that hears it shall tingle.

Isaiah 28:19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night...

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

Cross References
Job 41:8
Lay your hands on him; remember the battle--you will not do it again!

Job 41:10
No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?

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