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?

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?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook or with the cord which thou lettest down on his tongue?

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. 41:1-34 Concerning Leviathan. - The description of the Leviathan, is yet further to convince Job of his own weakness, and of God's almighty power. Whether this Leviathan be a whale or a crocodile, is disputed. The Lord, having showed Job how unable he was to deal with the Leviathan, sets forth his own power in that mighty creature. If such language describes the terrible force of Leviathan, what words can express the power of God's wrath? Under a humbling sense of our own vileness, let us revere the Divine Majesty; take and fill our allotted place, cease from our own wisdom, and give all glory to our gracious God and Saviour. Remembering from whom every good gift cometh, and for what end it was given, let us walk humbly with the Lord.
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