Job 40:24
New International Version
Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose?

New Living Translation
No one can catch it off guard or put a ring in its nose and lead it away.

English Standard Version
Can one take him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a snare?

Berean Study Bible
Can anyone capture him as he looks on, or pierce his nose with a snare?

New American Standard Bible
"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?

New King James Version
Though he takes it in his eyes, Or one pierces his nose with a snare.

King James Bible
He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

Christian Standard Bible
Can anyone capture him while he looks on, or pierce his nose with snares?

Contemporary English Version
There is no way to capture a hippopotamus--not even by hooking its nose or blinding its eyes.

Good News Translation
Who can blind his eyes and capture him? Or who can catch his snout in a trap?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can anyone capture him while he looks on, or pierce his nose with snares?

International Standard Version
Are your eyes looking to capture him, or to pierce his snout with a bridle?"

NET Bible
Can anyone catch it by its eyes, or pierce its nose with a snare?

New Heart English Bible
Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can anyone blind its eyes or pierce its nose with snares?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall any take him by his eyes, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?

New American Standard 1977
“Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?

Jubilee Bible 2000
His maker shall take him by the weakness of his eyes in a snare, and pierce through his nose.

King James 2000 Bible
He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierces through snares.

American King James Version
He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierces through snares.

American Standard Version
Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet one shall take him in his sight; one shall catch him with a cord, and pierce his nose.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In his eyes as with a hook he shall take him, and bore through his nostrils with stakes.

Darby Bible Translation
Shall he be taken in front? will they pierce through [his] nose in the trap?

English Revised Version
Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?

Webster's Bible Translation
He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

World English Bible
Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?

Young's Literal Translation
Before his eyes doth one take him, With snares doth one pierce the nose?
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
23Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains secure, though the Jordan surges to his mouth. 24Can anyone capture him as he looks on, or pierce his nose with a snare?
Cross References
Job 40:23
Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains secure, though the Jordan surges to his mouth.

Job 41:1
Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie down his tongue with a rope?

Treasury of Scripture

He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierces through snares.

Job 41:1,2
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? …







Lexicon
Can anyone capture him
יִקָּחֶ֑נּוּ (yiq·qā·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

as he looks on,
בְּעֵינָ֥יו (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

or pierce
יִנְקָב־ (yin·qāḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5344: To puncture

his nose
אָֽף׃ (’āp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

with a snare?
בְּ֝מֽוֹקְשִׁ֗ים (bə·mō·wq·šîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4170: A bait or lure, a snare
(24) His nose pierceth through snares.--Some render, "Shall any take him with snares? while he is looking, shall any pierce through his nose?" The sense seems to be rather, Let one take him by his eyes: i.e., by allurements placed before him, as elephants are taken. By means of snares one may pierce his nose. The Authorised Version seems to be less probably right.

Verse 24. - He taketh it with his eyes; rather, Shall one take him when he is looking on? "Can he be captured." i.e. "when his eyes are open, and when he sees what is intended? No. If captured at all, it must be by subtlety, when he is not on the watch." His nose pierceth through snares; rather, Or can one bore his nostril with cords? i.e. can we lead him away captive, with a ring or hook passed through his nose, and a cord attached (compare the next chapter, ver. 2)?



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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