Job 40:22

“The shady trees couer him with their shaddow: the willowes of the brooke compasse him about.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The shady trees cover him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
- King James Version

"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.
- Basic English Bible

Lotus-bushes cover him with their shade; the willows of the brook surround him.
- Darby Bible

The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him.
- Webster's Bible

The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.
- World English Bible

Cover him do shades, [with] their shadow, Cover him do willows of the brook.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The lotus-trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 40:22


40:22 Brook - Or, of the Nile, of which this word is often used in scripture. His constant residence is in or near this river, or the willows that grow by it.


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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