Job 41:26

“The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the speare, the dart, nor the habergeon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sword may come near him but is not able to go through him; the spear, or the arrow, or the sharp-pointed iron.
- Basic English Bible

If any reach him with a sword, it cannot hold; neither spear, nor dart, nor harpoon.
- Darby Bible

The sword of him that attacketh him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
- Webster's Bible

If one attacks him with the sword, it can't prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
- World English Bible

The sword of his overtaker standeth not, Spear -- dart -- and lance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(41:18) If one lay at him with the sword, it will not hold; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 41:26


41:26 Hold - Heb. cannot stand, cannot endure the stroke, but will be broken by it. The crocodile's skin, no sword, nor dart, nor musquet bullet can pierce.


Discussion for Job 41

  • The word battell used in the original 1611 edition actually means a list of debts owed. Check the Oxford English Dictionary. Also where the word that is used to mean battle in the 1611 edition of the book of Job it is spelled battaile. It is little wonder why the book of Job is so misunderstood. Also, the word battell had a dual meaning at one time and it does mean a fight of some kind in other books of the 1611 bible but not in the book of Job!
  • Robert
    Scripture with scripture. Compare Job 41 with Rev.12 12. Satan is cast out through the great frozen sea, that looks like glass, that God 's throne sits upon.
  • Clint
    I too believe this is a dinosaur and not something Frances ''saw ''!
  • Frances
    Point of correction, The name of the devil when an angel of God was Lucifer not leviathan. Leviathan is the name he was called in Isaiah 27:1. sorry for the mix-up.
  • Frances
    Leviathan was the name of the devil when he was an Angel with God in heaven. This Creature is also described in Isaiah 27:1-4,5. He is a Huge Dragon or snake for clarity. He resides in the Sea but I doubt it can be seen with the naked eyes as his form is also spiritual. He is dreadful to look at and is by far the biggest anaconda-like image you could ever imagine. You may ask how I know, itís all spiritual and I was given the privilege to see it. Trust me, all the description above in this chapter is real. you donít want to spend your eternity with him. So Please, Please, Please, strive to serve your creator (the Almighty God).
  • I think that only God truly knows what the Leviathan is so we should ask Him when we all get to Heaven. Amen

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