Job 41:4
New International Version
Will it make an agreement with you for you to take it as your slave for life?

New Living Translation
Will it agree to work for you, to be your slave for life?

English Standard Version
Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever?

Berean Study Bible
Will he make a covenant with you to take him as a slave for life?

King James Bible
Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

New King James Version
Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him as a servant forever?

New American Standard Bible
“Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him as a servant forever?

NASB 1995
"Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?

NASB 1977
“Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever?

Amplified Bible
“Will he make a covenant or an arrangement with you? Will you take him for your servant forever?

Christian Standard Bible
Will he make a covenant with you so that you can take him as a slave forever?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will he make a covenant with you so that you can take him as a slave forever?

American Standard Version
Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Does he establish a covenant with you, or do you account him as a Servant forever?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And will he make a covenant with thee? and wilt thou take him for a perpetual servant?

Contemporary English Version
Will it surrender as a slave for life?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever?

English Revised Version
Will he make a covenant with thee, that thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

Good News Translation
Will he make an agreement with you and promise to serve you forever?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will it make an agreement with you so that you can take it as your permanent slave?

International Standard Version
Will he try to make a deal with you, so that you may take him in servitude forever?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

Literal Standard Version
Does he make a covenant with you? Do you take him for a perpetual servant?

NET Bible
Will it make a pact with you, so you could take it as your slave for life?

New Heart English Bible
Will he make a covenant with you, that you should take him for a servant forever?

World English Bible
Will he make a covenant with you, that you should take him for a servant forever?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth he make a covenant with thee? Dost thou take him for a servant age-during?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
3Will he beg you for mercy or speak to you softly? 4Will he make a covenant with you to take him as a slave for life? 5Can you pet him like a bird or put him on a leash for your maidens?…

Cross References
1 Samuel 11:1
Soon Nahash the Ammonite came up and laid siege to Jabesh-gilead. All the men of Jabesh said to him, "Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you."

Job 41:3
Will he beg you for mercy or speak to you softly?

Job 41:5
Can you pet him like a bird or put him on a leash for your maidens?


Treasury of Scripture

Will he make a covenant with you? will you take him for a servant for ever?

Will he

1 Kings 20:31-34
And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life…

wilt thou

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Psalm 8:5,6
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour…

a servant

Exodus 21:6
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

Deuteronomy 15:17
Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.









(4) A servant for ever.--The crocodile being probably quite untameable.

Verse 4 - Will he make a covenant with thee? As captive monarchs do. Wilt thou take him as a servant for ever? (comp. Exodus 21:6; Deuteronomy 15:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Will he make
הֲיִכְרֹ֣ת (hă·yiḵ·rōṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

a covenant
בְּרִ֣ית (bə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

with you
עִמָּ֑ךְ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

to take him
תִּ֝קָּחֶ֗נּוּ (tiq·qā·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

as a slave
לְעֶ֣בֶד (lə·‘e·ḇeḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

for life?
עוֹלָֽם׃ (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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