Job 40:15

“Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beholde now Behemoth which I made with thee, hee eateth grasse as an oxe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 40:15

  • the behemoth was not a crocodile or hippo. It was clearly a dinosaur. Clearly, we don't understand all, this was not either due to the details description in the remaining of chapter 40 and the leviathan in chapter 41 was a dragon. Read Daniel 14. Not included in the King James but in the catholic bible. Just a few details to focus in on. The scales, the tail as a tree? Yes the croc has scales, but neither have a tail as large as the Sypris tree.
  • Dont know if a crocidile or hipo was one of the largest animals in those times.

    If you beleive genesis...age of the earth was only a few thousand years old in those days.

    Might have been a dinosaur...revered to as dragon in those days in the bible.

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