Job 41:24
New International Version
Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.

New Living Translation
Its heart is hard as rock, hard as a millstone.

English Standard Version
His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.

Berean Study Bible
His chest is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!

King James Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

New King James Version
His heart is as hard as stone, Even as hard as the lower millstone.

New American Standard Bible
“His heart is as firm as a stone, And as firm as a lower millstone.

NASB 1995
“His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.

NASB 1977
“His heart is as hard as a stone; Even as hard as a lower millstone.

Amplified Bible
“His heart is as hard as a stone, Indeed, as solid as a lower millstone.

Christian Standard Bible
His heart is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His heart is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!

American Standard Version
His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His heart is firm as stone and it is hard as quartz

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil.

Contemporary English Version
and its heart is stone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith's anvil.

English Revised Version
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, firm as the nether millstone.

Good News Translation
His stony heart is without fear, as unyielding and hard as a millstone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its chest is solid like a rock, solid like a millstone.

International Standard Version
His heart is as strong as stone, it is as hard as a lower millstone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.

Literal Standard Version
His heart [is] firm as a stone, Indeed, firm as the lower piece.

NET Bible
Its heart is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.

New Heart English Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone, yes, firm as the lower millstone.

World English Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone, yes, firm as the lower millstone.

Young's Literal Translation
His heart is firm as a stone, Yea, firm as the lower piece.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
23The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. 24His chest is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone! 25When Leviathan rises up, the mighty are terrified; they withdraw before his thrashing.…

Cross References
Job 41:23
The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.

Job 41:25
When Leviathan rises up, the mighty are terrified; they withdraw before his thrashing.


Treasury of Scripture

His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

as hard

Isaiah 48:4
Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Zechariah 7:12
Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.









(24) His heart--i.e., his nature, his disposition. This seems to be the meaning, rather than the physical organ of life.

Verse 24. - His heart is firm as a stone. Some regard this as intended physically, and note that the great saurians, with their cold and sluggish circulation, have hearts which are comparatively torpid, not contracting or expanding readily. Others take the "stony heart" to mean a fierce and obstinate disposition. In either case, the description will well suit the crocodile. Yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. A repetition and slight exaggeration of the preceding idea.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His chest
לִ֭בּוֹ (lib·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is as hard
יָצ֣וּק (yā·ṣūq)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3332: To pour out, to melt, cast as metal, to place firmly, to stiffen, grow hard

as
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

a rock,
אָ֑בֶן (’ā·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

as hard
וְ֝יָצ֗וּק (wə·yā·ṣūq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3332: To pour out, to melt, cast as metal, to place firmly, to stiffen, grow hard

as a lower
תַּחְתִּֽית׃ (taḥ·tîṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 8482: Lowermost, the depths

millstone!
כְּפֶ֣לַח (kə·p̄e·laḥ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6400: Cleavage, a millstone


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