Job 40:15

“ Beholde now Behemoth which I made with thee, hee eateth grasse as an oxe.”

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Other Translations

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
- King James Version

"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See now the Great Beast, whom I made, even as I made you; he takes grass for food, like the ox.
- Basic English Bible

See now the behemoth, which I made with thee: he eateth grass as an ox.
- Darby Bible

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
- Webster's Bible

See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.
- World English Bible

Lo, I pray thee, Behemoth, that I made with thee: Grass as an ox he eateth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 40:15


40:15 Behemoth - Very learned men take the leviathan to be the crocodile, and the behemoth to be the river - horse, which may fitly be joined with the crocodile, both being well known to Joband his friends, as being frequent in the adjacent parts, both amphibious, living and preying both in the water and upon the land. And both creatures of great bulk and strength. Made - As I made thee. Grass - The river - horse comes out of the river upon the land to feed upon corn, and hay, or grass, as an ox doth, to whom also he is not unlike in the form of his head and feet, and in the bigness of his body, whence the Italians call him, the sea - ox.


Discussion for Job 40

  • Bolamas
    I've been tracing Jesus appearances in the old testament, from this Book chapter 38 to 41.
    it appears that Job is not talking to Jesus but The Almighty himself 41:1-2.
    Yet it leaves me still unsure, seems like the second time the Almighty speaks in the Bible after from Genesis.
  • Grace kabwe banda
    please help me to understand job chapter 40 and chapter 42 so that i can apply it
  • Eaglesrock
    He said there s coming a time when I am going to break the high minded, and the proud, and the sinner and the wickedness of this earth. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JOB PUT HIS HAND ACROSS HIS MOUTH. Some of us need to do that sometimes. Some of us need to stop asking questions and believe what He s done for others He will do for you. Some of us need to wake up and realize what God is really saying here to us, he is in the midst of us. Stop shaking and running every time the Devil attacks you. Your like an elevator going up and down spiritually.
  • Sean M. for verse 23
    If the bible says it is leviathan than it is leviathan, Andre. I 'm doing a study on leviathan and he is described as a dragon not a dinosaur.
  • Robert
    Job 40 and 41 is explained in Rev.12 and 13. The Catholic Church could never explain these passages because they are part of them. Any church that quotes the NIV stay away from. Job 40 and 41 is the the prophesy quoted by Jesus in Luke 10 18 revealed in Rev.12. Job is a type of Jew going through the Tribulation period. 42 chapters of Job there are 42 months in the last part of the tribulation. Job starts out with great riches loses all and at the end receives twice what he had before, just like the Jews will after the Tribulation. No Catholic priest will ever understand that Biblical truths because they are spiritually blind.
  • Kit a basham for verse 2
    JOB is a peerless man with his sight in Gods truths holding on to His Iron Rod he sees the lord with his eyes the Lord chastises him and makes his latter end greater than his beginning chapter 42

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