Job 39:22
New International Version
It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword.

New Living Translation
It laughs at fear and is unafraid. It does not run from the sword.

English Standard Version
He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword.

Berean Study Bible
He laughs at fear, frightened of nothing; he does not turn back from the sword.

King James Bible
He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

New King James Version
He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; Nor does he turn back from the sword.

New American Standard Bible
“He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.

NASB 1995
“He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.

NASB 1977
“He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.

Amplified Bible
“He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And [in battle] he does not turn back from the sword.

Christian Standard Bible
He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword.

American Standard Version
He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither turneth he back from the sword.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He laughs at a pit and is not afraid, and he does not turn from the face of the sword

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He laughs to scorn a king as he meets him, and will by no means turn back from the sword.

Contemporary English Version
Laughing at fear, they rush toward the fighting,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He despiseth fear, he turneth not his back to the sword,

English Revised Version
He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; neither turneth he back from the sword.

Good News Translation
They do not know the meaning of fear, and no sword can turn them back.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It laughs at fear, is afraid of nothing, and doesn't back away from swords.

International Standard Version
He scoffs at fear and is never scared; he never retreats from a sword.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; Neither turneth he back from the sword.

Literal Standard Version
He laughs at fear, and is not frightened, And he does not turn back from the face of the sword.

NET Bible
It laughs at fear and is not dismayed; it does not shy away from the sword.

New Heart English Bible
He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed, neither does he turn back from the sword.

World English Bible
He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed, neither does he turn back from the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
He laugheth at fear, and is not affrighted, And he turneth not back from the face of the sword.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Speaks of His Creation
21He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he charges into battle. 22He laughs at fear, frightened of nothing; he does not turn back from the sword. 23A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and lance.…

Cross References
Job 39:21
He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he charges into battle.

Job 39:23
A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and lance.

Nahum 3:2
The crack of the whip, the rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and bounding chariot!


Treasury of Scripture

He mocks at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turns he back from the sword.

Job 39:16,18
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear; …

Job 41:33
Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.









Verse 22. - He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. "The cavalry of modern times will rush undismayed upon the line of opposing bayonets" (Professor Lee). "We do not believe that a body of infantry ever existed that, with the bayonet alone, unsupported by fire, could have checked the determined charge of good horsemen" (Denison, p. 510).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He laughs
יִשְׂחַ֣ק (yiś·ḥaq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play

at fear,
לְ֭פַחַד (lə·p̄a·ḥaḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6343: A, alarm

frightened
יֵחָ֑ת (yê·ḥāṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2865: To prostrate, to break down, either, by violence, by confusion and fear

of nothing;
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

he does not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

turn back
יָ֝שׁ֗וּב (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from
מִפְּנֵי־ (mip·pə·nê-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the sword.
חָֽרֶב׃ (ḥā·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword


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