Job 41:7
New International Version
Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?

New Living Translation
Will its hide be hurt by spears or its head by a harpoon?

English Standard Version
Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

Berean Study Bible
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

King James Bible
Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

New King James Version
Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?

New American Standard Bible
“Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?

NASB 1995
"Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?

NASB 1977
“Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?

Amplified Bible
“Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

American Standard Version
Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons, Or his head with fish-spears?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you fill his skin with meat and his head in the shadow of fire

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the ships come together would not be able to bear the mere skin of his tail; neither shall they carry his head in fishing-vessels.

Contemporary English Version
Can it be killed with harpoons or spears?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head?

English Revised Version
Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fish spears?

Good News Translation
Can you fill his hide with fishing spears or pierce his head with a harpoon?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?

International Standard Version
Will you fill his flesh with harpoons, or his head with lances?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? Or his head with fish-spears?

Literal Standard Version
Do you fill his skin with barbed irons? And his head with fish-spears?

NET Bible
Can you fill its hide with harpoons or its head with fishing spears?

New Heart English Bible
Can you fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fish spears?

World English Bible
Can you fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fish spears?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou fill with barbed irons his skin? And with fish-spears his head?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
6Will traders barter for him or divide him among the merchants? 7Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? 8If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the battle and never repeat it!…

Cross References
Job 41:6
Will traders barter for him or divide him among the merchants?

Job 41:8
If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the battle and never repeat it!


Treasury of Scripture

Can you fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

fish

Job 41:26-29
The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon…









Verse 7. - Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? The hippopotamus was captured in this way by the Egyptians at an early date, and hence the idea of trying the same mode of capture with the crocodile would naturally arise; but in the time of Job it would seem that no one had been bold enough to attempt it. The skin of the crocodile is penetrable in very few places, and his capture by a single man with a harpoon, though now sometimes practised (Wilkinson, in the author's 'Herodotus,' vol. 2. p. 99), is still a work of danger and difficulty. Or his head with fish-spears? Fish-spears would have small effect on the head of a crocodile, which is bony and covered by a very tough skin. There is a vulnerable place, however, at the point where the head joins the spine, at which the ancient Egyptians, when they ventured to attack the crocodile, were wont to strike (see the author's 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 545).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can you fill
הַֽתְמַלֵּ֣א (haṯ·mal·lê)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

his hide
עוֹר֑וֹ (‘ō·w·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5785: Skin, hide, leather

with harpoons
בְשֻׂכּ֣וֹת (ḇə·śuk·kō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7905: A barb, spear

or his head
רֹאשֽׁוֹ׃ (rō·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

with fishing
דָּגִ֣ים (dā·ḡîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1709: A fish

spears?
וּבְצִלְצַ֖ל (ū·ḇə·ṣil·ṣal)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6767: A clatter, whirring, a cricket, a harpoon, a cymbal


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