Job 41:23
New International Version
The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.

New Living Translation
Its flesh is hard and firm and cannot be penetrated.

English Standard Version
The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable.

Berean Study Bible
The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.

King James Bible
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

New King James Version
The folds of his flesh are joined together; They are firm on him and cannot be moved.

New American Standard Bible
“The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm and immovable on him.

NASB 1995
“The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.

NASB 1977
“The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable.

Amplified Bible
“The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immobile [when he moves].

Christian Standard Bible
The folds of his flesh are joined together, solid as metal and immovable.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The folds of his flesh are joined together, solid as metal and immovable.

American Standard Version
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: They are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His flesh is glorious and strong and firmly knit and unmoved

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The flesh also of his body is joined together: if one pours violence upon him, he shall not be moved.

Contemporary English Version
the weakest parts of its body are harder than iron,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The members of his flesh cleave one to another : he shall send lightnings against him, and they shall not be carried to another place.

English Revised Version
The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

Good News Translation
There is not a weak spot in his skin; it is as hard and unyielding as iron.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The folds of its flesh stick to each other. They are solid and cannot be moved.

International Standard Version
There is no flaw in his body's armor; it is firmly fixed on him and unbreachable.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The flakes of his flesh are joined together; They are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

Literal Standard Version
The flakes of his flesh have adhered—Firm on him—it is not moved.

NET Bible
The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; they are firm on it, immovable.

New Heart English Bible
The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can't be moved.

World English Bible
The flakes of his flesh are joined together. They are firm on him. They can't be moved.

Young's Literal Translation
The flakes of his flesh have adhered -- Firm upon him -- it is not moved.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
22Strength resides in his neck, and dismay leaps before him. 23The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable. 24His chest is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!…

Cross References
Job 41:22
Strength resides in his neck, and dismay leaps before him.

Job 41:24
His chest is as hard as a rock, as hard as a lower millstone!


Treasury of Scripture

The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

flakes.

Job 41:17
They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.









(23) The flakes of his flesh--i.e., the parts that in other animals hang down: e.g., dewlaps, &c., are not flabby, as with them.

Verse 23. - The flakes of his flesh are joined together. Even the softer muscles, and parts which in most animals are yielding and flabby, in the crocodile are bound up, and, as it were, soldered together (scrap. ver. 17). They are firm in themselves; rather, they are firm upon him; literally, fused upon him, like detached pieces of metal, which are melted one into another. They cannot be moved. His whole body is so firmly compacted together that it is all one piece; the separate parts cannot be moved separately. One result is that the crocodile has great difficulty in turning.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The folds
מַפְּלֵ֣י (map·pə·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4651: A falling off, chaff, something pendulous, a flap

of his flesh
בְשָׂר֣וֹ (ḇə·śā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

are tightly joined;
דָבֵ֑קוּ (ḏā·ḇê·qū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

they are firm
יָצ֥וּק (yā·ṣūq)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3332: To pour out, to melt, cast as metal, to place firmly, to stiffen, grow hard

and immovable.
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest


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