Job 40:17

“He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee moueth his taile like a Cedar: the sinewes of his stones are wrapt together.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
- American Standard Version (1901)

His tail is curving like a cedar; the muscles of his legs are joined together.
- Basic English Bible

He bendeth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are woven together.
- Darby Bible

He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his male organs are wrapped together.
- Webster's Bible

He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
- World English Bible

He doth bend his tail as a cedar, The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together,
- Youngs Literal Bible

He straineth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 40:17


40:17 Tail - Which though it be but short, yet when it is erected, is exceeding stiff and strong. Thighs - The sinews of his thighs. His thighs and feet are so sinewy and strong, that one of them is able to break or over - turn a large boat.


Discussion for Job 40:17

  • mabey the bible meens the tail resembles a cedar in size not apearance.

    Might be revering to a Brachiosaurus or one of the other big ones which had a tail as big as a cedar.

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