Job 40:21

“He lieth vnder the shady trees in the couert of the reede, and fennes.”

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Other Translations

He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
- King James Version

"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.
- Basic English Bible

He lieth under lotus-bushes, in the covert of the reed and fen:
- Darby Bible

He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
- Webster's Bible

He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the marsh.
- World English Bible

Under shades he lieth down, In a secret place of reed and mire.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He lieth under the lotus-trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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