Job 41:20
New International Version
Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.

New Living Translation
Smoke streams from its nostrils like steam from a pot heated over burning rushes.

English Standard Version
Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

Berean Study Bible
Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.

King James Bible
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

New King James Version
Smoke goes out of his nostrils, As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

New American Standard Bible
“From his nostrils smoke goes out As from a boiling pot and burning reeds.

NASB 1995
“Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

NASB 1977
“Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth, As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

Amplified Bible
“Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and [as from] burning rushes.

Christian Standard Bible
Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot or burning reeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot or burning reeds.

American Standard Version
Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, As of a boiling pot and burning rushes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From his nostrils smoke goes out as the flame of a caldron which is seething

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Out of his nostrils proceeds smoke of a furnace burning with fire of coals.

Contemporary English Version
And smoke spews from its nose like steam from a boiling pot,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, like that of a pot heated and boiling.

English Revised Version
Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, as of a seething pot and burning rushes.

Good News Translation
Smoke comes pouring out of his nose, like smoke from weeds burning under a pot.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Smoke comes from its nostrils like a boiling pot heated over brushwood.

International Standard Version
Smoke billows from his nostrils; like a boiling pot or burning reeds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, As out of a seething pot and burning rushes.

Literal Standard Version
Smoke goes forth out of his nostrils, As a blown pot and reeds.

NET Bible
Smoke streams from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning rushes.

New Heart English Bible
Out of his nostrils a smoke goes, as of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.

World English Bible
Out of his nostrils a smoke goes, as of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.

Young's Literal Translation
Out of his nostrils goeth forth smoke, As a blown pot and reeds.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
19Firebrands stream from his mouth; fiery sparks shoot forth! 20Smoke billows from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds. 21His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames pour from his mouth.…

Cross References
Job 41:19
Firebrands stream from his mouth; fiery sparks shoot forth!

Job 41:21
His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames pour from his mouth.


Treasury of Scripture

Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

Jeremiah 1:13,14
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north…









(20) Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.--The last word is uncertain: it is the same as was rendered in the Authorised Version "hook" at Job 41:2; and taking the same sense here, we may render, as of a seething pot and rushes: i.e., a pot made hot with rushes.

Verse 20. - Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron; rather, as from a seething pot and rushes; i.e. as from a pot heated by burning rushes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Smoke
עָשָׁ֑ן (‘ā·šān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6227: Smoke

billows
יֵצֵ֣א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from his nostrils
מִ֭נְּחִירָיו (min·nə·ḥî·rāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5156: A nostril

as from a boiling
נָפ֣וּחַ (nā·p̄ū·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 5301: To breathe, blow

pot
כְּד֖וּד (kə·ḏūḏ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1731: A pot, a basket

over burning reeds.
וְאַגְמֹֽן׃ (wə·’aḡ·mōn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 100: A bulrush, a rope of bulrushes


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