Job 41:1

“Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 41:1

Canst thou draw out Leuiathan with an hooke? or his tongue with a corde which thou lettest downe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is it possible for Leviathan to be pulled out with a fish-hook, or for a hook to be put through the bone of his mouth?
- Basic English Bible

Wilt thou draw out the leviathan with the hook, and press down his tongue with a cord?
- Darby Bible

Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
- Webster's Bible

Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook, or press down his tongue with a cord?
- World English Bible

Dost thou draw leviathan with an angle? And with a rope thou lettest down -- his tongue?
- Youngs Literal Bible

(40:25) Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fish-hook? or press down his tongue with a cord?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 41:1

Wesley's Notes for Job 41:1


41:1 Leviathan - Several particulars in the following description, agree far better with the crocodile, than the whale. It is highly probable, that this is the creature here spoken of. Cord - Canst thou take him with a hook and a line, as anglers take ordinary fishes.


Discussion for Job 41

  • Frensil henriquez on Job 41:1
    Their decayed leviathan body's had become the lands, that we are living on!
  • KYO on Job 41:1
    I think that only God truly knows what the Leviathan is so we should ask Him when we all get to Heaven. Amen
  • Andre on Job 41:1
    Leviathan...also in those day refered to as a sea monster. I dont beleive they would have refered to a crocodile as a leviathan.

    Would have probibly have been one of the "sea dwelling dinosuars".

    People have been using hooks to catch crocodiles and aligators for years and im sure they would have been able to kill them in those days, thus I do not beleive this scripture referes to crocodiles.


 

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