Job 41:24
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New International Version
Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.

New Living Translation
Its heart is hard as rock, hard as a millstone.

English Standard Version
His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.

New American Standard Bible
"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.

King James Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His heart is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!

International Standard Version
His heart is as strong as stone, it is as hard as a lower millstone.

NET Bible
Its heart is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.

New Heart English Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone, yes, firm as the lower millstone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its chest is solid like a rock, solid like a millstone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.

New American Standard 1977
“His heart is as hard as a stone;
            Even as hard as a lower millstone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His heart is as firm as a stone; as hard as a piece of the lower millstone.

King James 2000 Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the lower millstone.

American King James Version
His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

American Standard Version
His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith's anvil.

Darby Bible Translation
His heart is firm as a stone, yea, firm as the nether [millstone].

English Revised Version
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, firm as the nether millstone.

Webster's Bible Translation
His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

World English Bible
His heart is as firm as a stone, yes, firm as the lower millstone.

Young's Literal Translation
His heart is firm as a stone, Yea, firm as the lower piece.
Study Bible
God's Power Shown in Creatures
23"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable. 24"His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone. 25"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.…
Cross References
Job 41:23
"The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.

Job 41:25
"When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered.
Treasury of Scripture

His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

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(24) His heart--i.e., his nature, his disposition. This seems to be the meaning, rather than the physical organ of life.

Verse 24. - His heart is firm as a stone. Some regard this as intended physically, and note that the great saurians, with their cold and sluggish circulation, have hearts which are comparatively torpid, not contracting or expanding readily. Others take the "stony heart" to mean a fierce and obstinate disposition. In either case, the description will well suit the crocodile. Yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. A repetition and slight exaggeration of the preceding idea. His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. Which must be understood not of the substance but of the qualities of it, being bold, courageous, undaunted, and unmerciful; which is true both of the whale and crocodile, and particularly of the crocodile: Aelianus (z) relates of one sort of them that they are unmerciful, though elsewhere (a), he represents them as fearful.

(z) De Animal. l. 12. c. 41. (a) Ibid. l. 10. c. 24. 24. heart—"In large beasts which are less acute in feeling, there is great firmness of the heart, and slower motion" [Bochart]. The nether millstone, on which the upper turns, is especially hard.41:1-34 Concerning Leviathan. - The description of the Leviathan, is yet further to convince Job of his own weakness, and of God's almighty power. Whether this Leviathan be a whale or a crocodile, is disputed. The Lord, having showed Job how unable he was to deal with the Leviathan, sets forth his own power in that mighty creature. If such language describes the terrible force of Leviathan, what words can express the power of God's wrath? Under a humbling sense of our own vileness, let us revere the Divine Majesty; take and fill our allotted place, cease from our own wisdom, and give all glory to our gracious God and Saviour. Remembering from whom every good gift cometh, and for what end it was given, let us walk humbly with the Lord.
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