Job 40:18
New International Version
Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron.

New Living Translation
Its bones are tubes of bronze. Its limbs are bars of iron.

English Standard Version
His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.

Berean Study Bible
His bones are tubes of bronze; his limbs are rods of iron.

King James Bible
His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

New King James Version
His bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron.

New American Standard Bible
“His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.

NASB 1995
“His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.

NASB 1977
“His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.

Amplified Bible
“His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.

Christian Standard Bible
His bones are bronze tubes; his limbs are like iron rods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His bones are bronze tubes; his limbs are like iron rods.

American Standard Version
His bones are as tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His bones are strong as brass and like iron

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His sides are sides of brass; and his backbone is as cast iron.

Contemporary English Version
The bones in its legs are like bronze or iron.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His bones are like pipes of brass, his gristle like plates of iron.

English Revised Version
His bones are as tubes of brass; his limbs are like bars of iron.

Good News Translation
His bones are as strong as bronze, and his legs are like iron bars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its bones are bronze tubes. They are like iron bars.

International Standard Version
His bones are conduits of bronze; his strong bones are like bars of iron.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His bones are as pipes of brass; His gristles are like bars of iron.

Literal Standard Version
His bones [are] tubes of bronze, His bones [are] as a bar of iron.

NET Bible
Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like bars of iron.

New Heart English Bible
His bones are like tubes of bronze. His limbs are like bars of iron.

World English Bible
His bones are like tubes of brass. His limbs are like bars of iron.

Young's Literal Translation
His bones are tubes of brass, His bones are as a bar of iron.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
17His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. 18His bones are tubes of bronze; his limbs are rods of iron. 19He is the foremost of God’s works; only his Maker can draw the sword against him.…

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

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


Treasury of Scripture

His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Job 7:12
Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?

Isaiah 48:4
Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;









(18) Strong pieces.--Or, perhaps, tubes. His limbs are like bars of iron.

Verse 18. - His bones are as strong pieces of brass; rather, as tubes of bronze. The great thigh-bones - μηρία of the Greeks - are probably intended. These are hollow, being filled with marrow, and are so strong that they may be well compared to "tubes of bronze." (On the identity of nekhushah or nekhosheth with "bronze" rather than "brass," see the article on "Brass," in Dr. W. Smith's 'Dictionary of the Bible,' vol. 1. p. 225.) His bones (rather, his ribs) are like bars of iron. Either the ribs, or the solid bones of the lower leg, forearm, etc., are intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His bones
עֲ֭צָמָיו (‘ă·ṣā·māw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

are tubes
אֲפִיקֵ֣י (’ă·p̄î·qê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 650: Containing, a tube, a bed, valley of a, stream, a strong thing, a hero

of bronze;
נְחוּשָׁ֑ה (nə·ḥū·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5154: Copper, bronze

his limbs
גְּ֝רָמָ֗יו (gə·rā·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1634: A bone, self, very

are rods
כִּמְטִ֥יל (kim·ṭîl)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4300: A wrought metal rod

of iron.
בַּרְזֶֽל׃ (bar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1270: Iron, an iron implement


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