Job 41:3
New International Version
Will it keep begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words?

New Living Translation
Will it beg you for mercy or implore you for pity?

English Standard Version
Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words?

Berean Study Bible
Will he beg you for mercy or speak to you softly?

King James Bible
Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?

New King James Version
Will he make many supplications to you? Will he speak softly to you?

New American Standard Bible
“Will he make many pleas to you, Or will he speak to you gentle words?

NASB 1995
“Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words?

NASB 1977
“Will he make many supplications to you? Or will he speak to you soft words?

Amplified Bible
“Will he make many supplications to you [begging to be spared]? Or will he speak soft words to you [to coax you to treat him kindly]?

Christian Standard Bible
Will he beg you for mercy or speak softly to you?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will he beg you for mercy or speak softly to you?

American Standard Version
Will he make many supplications unto thee? Or will he speak soft words unto thee?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if he begs much from you and speaks to you tenderly

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will he address thee with a petition? softly, with the voice of a suppliant?

Contemporary English Version
Will it beg for mercy?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee?

English Revised Version
Will he make many supplications unto thee? or will he speak soft words unto thee?

Good News Translation
Will he beg you to let him go? Will he plead with you for mercy?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will it plead with you for mercy or speak tenderly to you?

International Standard Version
Will he make many supplications to you, or will he beg you for mercy?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will he make many supplications unto thee? Or will he speak soft words unto thee?

Literal Standard Version
Does he multiply supplications to you? Does he speak tender things to you?

NET Bible
Will it make numerous supplications to you, will it speak to you with tender words?

New Heart English Bible
Will he make many petitions to you, or will he speak soft words to you?

World English Bible
Will he make many petitions to you, or will he speak soft words to you?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth he multiply unto thee supplications? Doth he speak unto thee tender things?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
2Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? 3Will he beg you for mercy or speak to you softly? 4Will he make a covenant with you to take him as a slave for life?…

Cross References
Job 41:2
Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?

Job 41:4
Will he make a covenant with you to take him as a slave for life?


Treasury of Scripture

Will he make many supplications to you? will he speak soft words to you?

Psalm 55:21
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 18:23
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.









Verse 3. - Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? Ironical. Will he behave as human captives do, when they wish to curry favour with their captors?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Will he beg
הֲיַרְבֶּ֣ה (hă·yar·beh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

you
אֵ֭לֶיךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

for mercy
תַּחֲנוּנִ֑ים (ta·ḥă·nū·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8469: Supplication for favor

or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

speak
יְדַבֵּ֖ר (yə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to you
אֵלֶ֣יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

softly?
רַכּֽוֹת׃ (rak·kō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7390: Tender, delicate, soft


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