Job 41:26
New International Version
The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.

New Living Translation
No sword can stop it, no spear, dart, or javelin.

English Standard Version
Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.

Berean Study Bible
The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or dart or arrow.

King James Bible
The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

New King James Version
Though the sword reaches him, it cannot avail; Nor does spear, dart, or javelin.

New American Standard Bible
“The sword that reaches him cannot prevail, Nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.

NASB 1995
“The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.

NASB 1977
“The sword that reaches him cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.

Amplified Bible
“The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor [does] the spear, the dart, or the javelin.

Christian Standard Bible
The sword that reaches him will have no effect, nor will a spear, dart, or arrow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sword that reaches him will have no effect, nor will a spear, dart, or arrow.

American Standard Version
If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The cut of the sword cannot remain; he bears the lances of great ones

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If spears should come against him, men will effect nothing, either with the spear or the breast-plate.

Contemporary English Version
No sword or spear can harm it,

Douay-Rheims Bible
When a sword shall lay at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a spear, nor a breastplate.

English Revised Version
If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

Good News Translation
There is no sword that can wound him; no spear or arrow or lance that can harm him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A sword may strike it but not pierce it. Neither will a spear, lance, or dart.

International Standard Version
"Thrusting at him with a sword won't be effective, nor will spears, darts, or javelins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If one lay at him with the sword, it will not hold; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

Literal Standard Version
The sword of his overtaker does not stand, Spear, dart, and breastplate.

NET Bible
Whoever strikes it with a sword will have no effect, nor with the spear, arrow, or dart.

New Heart English Bible
If one attacks him with the sword, it can't prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

World English Bible
If one attacks him with the sword, it can't prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

Young's Literal Translation
The sword of his overtaker standeth not, Spear -- dart -- and lance.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
25When Leviathan rises up, the mighty are terrified; they withdraw before his thrashing. 26The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or dart or arrow. 27He regards iron as straw and bronze as rotten wood.…

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

Job 41:27
He regards iron as straw and bronze as rotten wood.


Treasury of Scripture

The sword of him that lays at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

The sword

Job 39:21-24
He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men…

habergeon.









(26) The sword of him that layeth at him.--Literally, As to one approaching him (to slay him), his sword cannot stand; it will snap in his hand.

Verse 26. - The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold. It either makes no impression or it snaps in his hand. Equally vain are the spear, the dart, and the javelin. Habergeon is a mistranslation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sword
חֶ֭רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

that reaches him
מַשִּׂיגֵ֣הוּ (maś·śî·ḡê·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5381: To reach, overtake

has no
בְּלִ֣י (bə·lî)
Adverb
Strong's 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

effect,
תָק֑וּם (ṯā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

nor does the spear
חֲנִ֖ית (ḥă·nîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2595: A lance

or dart
מַסָּ֣ע (mas·sā‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4551: A quarry or quarrying

or arrow.
וְשִׁרְיָֽה׃ (wə·šir·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8302: Body armor


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