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

  • Stephen
    No matter what Leviathan is or is not, verse 10 sums up what we need to know: None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me? No one can stand before God clothed in our own filthy rags. Only in the Righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ can we escape His wrath and enjoy His Grace!
  • Irene123
    Ps.30:11- mourning into dancing; Job 41:22- Sorrow into joy; Jn.16:20 - but your sorrow shall be turned into joy, this verse is prophecy of salvation - Acts2:37-38; Jer.31:13. May these scriptures be a blessing to all of us this day.
  • 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
    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).

Bible Options