Job 41:1
New International Version
"Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?

New Living Translation
“Can you catch Leviathan with a hook or put a noose around its jaw?

English Standard Version
“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?

Berean Study Bible
“Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie down his tongue with a rope?

New American Standard Bible
"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

New King James Version
“Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?

King James Bible
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie his tongue down with a rope?

Contemporary English Version
Can you catch a sea monster by using a fishhook? Can you tie its mouth shut with a rope?

Good News Translation
Can you catch Leviathan with a fishhook or tie his tongue down with a rope?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie his tongue down with a rope?

International Standard Version
"Can you draw Leviathan out of the water with a hook, or tie down his tongue with a rope?

NET Bible
"Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook, and tie down its tongue with a rope?

New Heart English Bible
"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook, or press down his tongue with a cord?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Can you pull Leviathan out [of the water] with a fishhook or tie its tongue down with a rope?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fish-hook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

New American Standard 1977
“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

King James 2000 Bible
Can you draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which you let down?

American King James Version
Can you draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which you let down?

American Standard Version
Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord?

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou draw out the leviathan with the hook, and press down his tongue with a cord?

English Revised Version
Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fish hook? or press down his tongue with a cord?

Webster's Bible Translation
Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

World English Bible
"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook, or press down his tongue with a cord?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou draw leviathan with an angle? And with a rope thou lettest down -- his tongue?
Study Bible
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
1Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie down his tongue with a rope? 2Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?…
Cross References
Job 3:8
May it be cursed by those who curse the day--those prepared to rouse Leviathan.

Job 40:24
Can anyone capture him as he looks on, or pierce his nose with a snare?

Psalm 74:14
You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You fed him to the creatures of the desert.

Psalm 104:26
There the ships pass, and Leviathan, which You formed to frolic there.

Isaiah 27:1
In that day the LORD will take His sharp, great, and mighty sword, and bring judgment on Leviathan, the fleeing serpent--Leviathan, the coiling serpent--and He will slay the dragon of the sea.

Treasury of Scripture

Can you draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which you let down?

leviathan.

Job 3:8
Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

Psalm 74:14
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

Psalm 104:26
There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

lettest down.









Lexicon
Can you pull in
תִּמְשֹׁ֣ךְ (tim·šōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4900: To draw, drag

Leviathan
לִוְיָתָ֣ן (liw·yā·ṯān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3882: A wreathed animal, a serpent, dragon, Babylon

with a hook
בְּחַכָּ֑ה (bə·ḥak·kāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2443: A hook, fishhook

or tie down his tongue
לְשֹׁנֽוֹ׃ (lə·šō·nōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

with a rope?
וּ֝בְחֶ֗בֶל (ū·ḇə·ḥe·ḇel)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin
XLI.

(1) Leviathan.--There can be little doubt that by this is meant the crocodile or alligator, whatever may be the true meaning of behemoth.

Or his tongue . . .--Some render, "or press down his tongue with a cord"; but the Authorised Version seems preferable.

Verses 1-34. - The crowning description of a natural marvel - the "leviathan," or crocodile - is now given, and with an elaboration to which there is no parallel in the rest of Scripture. It forms, however, a fit climax to the gradually more and more elaborate descriptions of Job 38:39-41; Job 39:1-30; and Job 40:15-24. Verse 1. - Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? The word leviathan, or more properly livyathan, which has previously occurred in ch. 3:8, and is found also in Psalm 74:14; Psalm 104:26; and Isaiah 27:1, seems to be derived from לוי, "twisting," and תן, "a monster," whence the תּנּין or תּנּים of the Pentateuch and also of Job (Job 7:12), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 9:11), and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 29:3). It is thus a descriptive epithet rather than a name, and has not unnaturally been used to designate more than one kind of animal. The best modern critics regard it as applied sometimes to a python or large serpent, sometimes to a cetacean, a whale or grampus, and sometimes, as hero, to the crocodile. This last application is now almost universally accepted. The crocodile was fished for by the Egyptians with a hook, and in the time of Herodotus was frequently caught and killed (Herod., 2:70); but probably in Job's day no one had been so venturous as to attack him. Or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? rather, or press down his tongue with a cord? (see the Revised Version); i.e. "tie a rope round his lower jaw, and so press down his tongue." Many savage animals are represented in the Assyrian sculptures as led along by a rope attached to their mouths.
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