Job 40:15
New International Version
“Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.

New Living Translation
“Take a look at Behemoth, which I made, just as I made you. It eats grass like an ox.

English Standard Version
“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.

Berean Study Bible
Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He feeds on grass like an ox.

King James Bible
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

New King James Version
“Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; He eats grass like an ox.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.

NASB 1995
“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.

NASB 1977
“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.

Amplified Bible
“Behold now, Behemoth, which I created as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.

Christian Standard Bible
Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like cattle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox.

American Standard Version
Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, Behemoth which I have made with you; he eats grass like an ox

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But now look at the wild beasts with thee; they eat grass like oxen.

Contemporary English Version
I created both you and the hippopotamus. It eats only grass like an ox,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold behemoth whom I made with thee, he eateth grass like an ox.

English Revised Version
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as all ox.

Good News Translation
Look at the monster Behemoth; I created him and I created you. He eats grass like a cow,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. It eats grass as cattle do.

International Standard Version
"Please observe Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; He eateth grass as an ox.

Literal Standard Version
Now behold, behemoth, That I made with you: He eats grass as an ox.

NET Bible
"Look now at Behemoth, which I made as I made you; it eats grass like the ox.

New Heart English Bible
"See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.

World English Bible
"See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I pray thee, Behemoth, that I made with thee: Grass as an ox he eateth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
14Then I will confess to you that your own right hand can save you. 15Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He feeds on grass like an ox. 16See the strength of his loins and the power in the muscles of his belly.…

Cross References
Job 40:14
Then I will confess to you that your own right hand can save you.

Job 40:16
See the strength of his loins and the power in the muscles of his belly.

Job 40:19
He is the foremost of God's works; only his Maker can draw the sword against him.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold now behemoth, which I made with you; he eats grass as an ox.

behemoth.

which

Genesis 1:24-26
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so…

he

Job 40:20
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

Job 39:8
The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.

Psalm 104:14
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;









(15) Behemoth.--The identification of behemoth has always been a great difficulty with commentators. The word in Hebrew is really the natural plural of beh?m?h, which means domestic cattle; and this fact would suggest the idea that more than one animal may be meant in the description (Job 40:15-24), which scarcely seems to answer to one and the same. In this way the Job 40:15-20 would describe very well the elephant, and Job 40:21-24 the hippopotamus. The objection to this is, that beh?m?h is commonly used of domestic cattle in contrast to wild beasts, whereas neither the elephant nor the hippopotamus can come under the category of domestic animals. There is a word in Coptic (p-ehe-emmou, meaning water-ox), used for the hippopotamus, which may, perhaps, lie concealed in behemoth. Then the difficulty is to make the description answer throughout to the hippopotamus (e.g., Job 40:20), since the hippopotamus does not frequent mountains, neither does it exactly eat grass like an ox (Job 40:15).

Which I made with thee.--Fellow-creatures of thine, to inhabit the world with thee: thus skilfully reminding him that he had a common origin with the beasts. . . .

Verses 15-24. - This passage, together with the whole of ch. 41, has been regarded by some critics as an interpolation. Its omission would certainly not affect the argument; and it is thought, in some respects, to contain traces of a later age than that which most commentators assign to the remainder of the book, or, at any rate, to the greater portion of it. The recurrence to the animal creation, when the subject seemed to have been completed (Job 39:30), is also a difficulty. But, on the other hand, as there is no variation, either in the manuscripts or in the versions, and no marked difference either of style or tone of thought between the rest of the book and this controverted passage, it is best regarded as an integral portion of the work, proceeding from the same author, although perhaps at a later period. No one denies that the style is that of the best Hebrew poetry, or that the book would be weakened by the excision of the passage. "Le style," says M. Renan, "est celui des meilleurs endroits du poeme. Nulle part la coupe n'est pins vigoreuse, le parallelisme plus sonore.' Verse 15. - Behold now behemoth. "Behemoth" is ordinarily the plural of behemah "a beast;" but it is scarcely possible to understand the word in this sense in the present passage, where it seems to be a noun singular, being followed by singular verbs, and represented by singular pronouns. Hence modern critics almost unanimously regard the word here as designating "some particular animal." The mammoth, the rhinoceros, the hippopotamus, and the elephant have been suggested. Of these the mammoth is precluded by the want of any evidence that it existed in Job's day, and the rhinoceros by the absence of any allusion to its peculiar feature. Authorities are divided almost equally between the elephant and the hippopotamus; but the best recent Hebraists and naturalists incline rather to the latter. Which I made with thee; i.e. "which I created at the same time as I created thee" (Genesis 1:24-26). He eateth grass as an ox; i.e. he is graminivorous, not carnivorous. This is admitted to be true of the hippopotamus, which lives in the Nile during the day, and at night emerges from the river, and devastates the crops of sugar-cane, rice, and millet.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Look at
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

Behemoth,
בְ֭הֵמוֹת (ḇə·hê·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 930: A water-ox, the hippopotamus, Nile-horse

which
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I made
עָשִׂ֣יתִי (‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

[along] with you.
עִמָּ֑ךְ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

He feeds on
יֹאכֵֽל׃ (yō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

grass
חָ֝צִ֗יר (ḥā·ṣîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2682: Green grass, herbage

like an ox.
כַּבָּקָ֥ר (kab·bā·qār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd


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