Job 40:16
New International Version
What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly!

New Living Translation
See its powerful loins and the muscles of its belly.

English Standard Version
Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.

Berean Study Bible
See the strength of his loins and the power in the muscles of his belly.

King James Bible
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

New King James Version
See now, his strength is in his hips, And his power is in his stomach muscles.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, his strength in his waist, And his power in the muscles of his belly.

NASB 1995
“Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.

NASB 1977
“Behold now, his strength in his loins, And his power in the muscles of his belly.

Amplified Bible
“See now, his strength is in his loins And his power is in the muscles and sinews of his belly.

Christian Standard Bible
Look at the strength of his back and the power in the muscles of his belly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at the strength of his loins and the power in the muscles of his belly.

American Standard Version
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his strength is in his hindquarters

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

Contemporary English Version
but look at the mighty muscles in its body

Douay-Rheims Bible
His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly.

English Revised Version
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly.

Good News Translation
but what strength there is in his body, and what power there is in his muscles!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look at the strength in its back muscles, the power in its stomach muscles.

International Standard Version
Now take a look at the strength that he has in his loins, and in the muscles of his abdomen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the stays of his body.

Literal Standard Version
Now behold, his power [is] in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his belly.

NET Bible
Look at its strength in its loins, and its power in the muscles of its belly.

New Heart English Bible
Look now, his strength is in his thighs. His force is in the muscles of his belly.

World English Bible
Look now, his strength is in his thighs. His force is in the muscles of his belly.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I pray thee, his power is in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his belly.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
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. 17His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.…

Cross References
Job 40:15
Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He feeds on grass like an ox.

Job 40:17
His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.


Treasury of Scripture

See now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.









(16) In the navel.--Rather, in the sinews, or muscles.

Verse 16. - Lo now, his strength is in his loins. The strength of the hippopotamus is its principal characteristic. Weighing often two thousand kilogrammes, and of a short thick make, when roused to anger it has a force which is irresistible. In the water it upsets large beats; on land it forces its way through dense thickets and fences of all kinds. The loins are especially strong, being deep, broad, and immensely muscular. And his force is in the navel of his belly; rather, in the muscles of his bell'i. The word used (שׁרידים) occurs only in this place. It is a plural form, and therefore cannot designate a single object, like the navel. The root seems to be the Syriac serir "firm," whence Schultens proposes to translate שׁרירים by firmitates.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the strength
כֹח֣וֹ (ḵō·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

of his loins
בְמָתְנָ֑יו (ḇə·mā·ṯə·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

and the power
וְ֝אֹנ֗וֹ (wə·’ō·nōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 202: Ability, power, wealth

in the muscles
בִּשְׁרִירֵ֥י (biš·rî·rê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8306: A cord, sinew

of his belly.
בִטְנֽוֹ׃ (ḇiṭ·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything


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