Job 40:22
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New International Version
The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it.

New Living Translation
The lotus plants give it shade among the willows beside the stream.

English Standard Version
For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him.

Berean Study Bible
The lotus plants conceal him in their shade; the willows of the brook surround him.

New American Standard Bible
"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.

King James Bible
The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

Christian Standard Bible
Lotus plants cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him.

Contemporary English Version
or hides among reeds in the swamp.

Good News Translation
The thorn bushes and the willows by the stream give him shelter in their shade.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lotus plants cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him.

International Standard Version
The lotus trees cover him with their shade, and willows that line the wadis surround him.

NET Bible
The lotus trees conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream conceal it.

New Heart English Bible
The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lotus plants provide it with cover. Poplars by the stream surround it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The lotus-trees cover him with their shadow; The willows of the brook compass him about.

New American Standard 1977
“The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

King James 2000 Bible
The shady trees cover him with their shade; the willows of the brook surround him.

American King James Version
The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

American Standard Version
The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The shades cover his shadow, the willows of the brook shall compass him about.

Darby Bible Translation
Lotus-bushes cover him with their shade; the willows of the brook surround him.

English Revised Version
The lotus trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

Webster's Bible Translation
The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him.

World English Bible
The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

Young's Literal Translation
Cover him do shades, with their shadow, Cover him do willows of the brook.
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
21He lies under the lotus plants, hidden among the reeds of the marsh. 22The lotus plants conceal him in their shade; the willows of the brook surround him. 23Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains secure, though the Jordan surges to his mouth.…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:40
On the first day you are to gather the branches of majestic trees--palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook--and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Job 40:21
He lies under the lotus plants, hidden among the reeds of the marsh.

Job 40:23
Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains secure, though the Jordan surges to his mouth.

Isaiah 44:4
They will sprout among the grass like poplars by flowing streams.

Treasury of Scripture

The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

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Verse 22. - The shady trees (or, the lotus trees) cover him with their shadow (see the comment on ver. 21); the willows of the brook compass him round about. The "willow of the brook" (Leviticus 23:40) is probably the Saliz Aegyptiaca or safsaf which grows plentifully in the Nile valley, fringing the course both of the Nile itself and of the many streams derived from it. The Saliz Babylonica or "weeping willow," is less likely. The shady trees cover him with their shadow,.... Under which it lies, as in Job 40:21; which is thought not so well to agree with the elephant, since, according to Aelianus (h) and other writers, it lies not down, at least but rarely, but sleeps standing; it being very troublesome to it to lie down and rise up again; and besides it is represented by some authors (i) as higher than the trees, and therefore this is supposed to agree better with the river horse; especially since it follows,

the willows of the brook compass him about; or the willows of the Nile, as some choose to render it; which would put it out of all doubt that the river horse is intended, if it could be established, it being an inhabitant of that river; and yet the above writer (k) speaks of elephants, when grown old, seeking large thick and shady woods to take up their abode in.

(h) Ibid. (Aelian. de Animal.) c. 31. (i) Ibid. l. 7. c. 6. (k) Ibid. c. 2.22. shady trees—Translate: "lotus bushes."40:15-24 God, for the further proving of his own power, describes two vast animals, far exceeding man in bulk and strength. Behemoth signifies beasts. Most understand it of an animal well known in Egypt, called the river-horse, or hippopotamus. This vast animal is noticed as an argument to humble ourselves before the great God; for he created this vast animal, which is so fearfully and wonderfully made. Whatever strength this or any other creature has, it is derived from God. He that made the soul of man, knows all the ways to it, and can make the sword of justice, his wrath, to approach and touch it. Every godly man has spiritual weapons, the whole armour of God, to resist, yea, to overcome the tempter, that his never-dying soul may be safe, whatever becomes of his frail flesh and mortal body.
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