Job 41:29
New International Version
A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance.

New Living Translation
Clubs are like a blade of grass, and it laughs at the swish of javelins.

English Standard Version
Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.

Berean Study Bible
A club is regarded as straw, and he laughs at the sound of the lance.

King James Bible
Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

New King James Version
Darts are regarded as straw; He laughs at the threat of javelins.

New American Standard Bible
“Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.

NASB 1995
“Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.

NASB 1977
“Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.

Amplified Bible
“Clubs [also] are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rushing and the rattling of the javelin.

Christian Standard Bible
A club is regarded as stubble, and he laughs at the sound of a javelin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A club is regarded as stubble, and he laughs at the sound of a javelin.

American Standard Version
Clubs are counted as stubble: He laugheth at the rushing of the javelin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He laughs at a spear

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand.

Contemporary English Version
it simply smiles at spears, and striking it with a stick is like slapping it with straw.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As stubble will he esteem the hammer, and he will laugh him to scorn who shaketh the spear.

Good News Translation
To him a club is a piece of straw, and he laughs when men throw spears.

International Standard Version
Clubs are like twigs; he laughs at the whoosh of the javelin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Clubs are accounted as stubble; He laugheth at the rattling of the javelin.

Literal Standard Version
Darts have been reckoned as stubble, And he laughs at the shaking of a javelin.

New American Bible
Clubs he regards as straw; he laughs at the crash of the spear.

NET Bible
A club is counted as a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance.

New Revised Standard Version
Clubs are counted as chaff; it laughs at the rattle of javelins.

New Heart English Bible
Clubs are counted as stubble. He laughs at the rushing of the javelin.

World English Bible
Clubs are counted as stubble. He laughs at the rushing of the javelin.

Young's Literal Translation
As stubble have darts been reckoned, And he laugheth at the shaking of a javelin.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
28No arrow can make him flee; slingstones become like chaff to him. 29A club is regarded as straw, and he laughs at the sound of the lance. 30His undersides are jagged potsherds, spreading out the mud like a threshing sledge.…

Cross References
Job 41:28
No arrow can make him flee; slingstones become like chaff to him.

Job 41:30
His undersides are jagged potsherds, spreading out the mud like a threshing sledge.


Treasury of Scripture

Darts are counted as stubble: he laughs at the shaking of a spear.

2 Chronicles 26:14
And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.











(29) Darts.--Rather, clubs.

Verse 29. - Darts are counted as stubble; rather, the club is counted as stubble. Maces, either of hard wood or of metal, were used by the Assyrians ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 2. p. 64). They had heavy heads, and were quite as effective weapons as either swords or spears. If a strong man could have succeeded in dealing a blow with one on the head of a crocodile, it would probably have proved fatal; but intending assailants were doubtless charged, and scattered "as stubble," before they could find opportunity to strike. He laugheth at the shaking of a spear; rather, at the rushing of the javelin (see the Revised Version).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A club
תוֹתָ֑ח (ṯō·w·ṯāḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8455: (a weapon) perhaps club, mace

is regarded
נֶחְשְׁב֣וּ (neḥ·šə·ḇū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2803: To think, account

as straw,
כְּ֭קַשׁ (kə·qaš)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7179: Stubble, chaff

and he laughs
וְ֝יִשְׂחַ֗ק (wə·yiś·ḥaq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play

at the sound
לְרַ֣עַשׁ (lə·ra·‘aš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7494: Vibration, bounding, uproar

of the lance.
כִּידֽוֹן׃ (kî·ḏō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3591: Something to strike with, a dart


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