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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It considers clubs to be like stubble, and it laughs at a rattling javelin.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
He counts any weapon as stubble; he laughs at the shaking of a spear.

King James 2000 Bible
Darts are counted as straw: he laughs at the threat of a javelin.

American King James Version
Darts are counted as stubble: he laughs at the shaking of a spear.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Clubs are counted as stubble; he laugheth at the shaking of a javelin.

English Revised Version
Clubs are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the rushing of the javelin.

Webster's Bible Translation
Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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