Job 41:8
New International Version
If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!

New Living Translation
If you lay a hand on it, you will certainly remember the battle that follows. You won’t try that again!

English Standard Version
Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again!

Berean Study Bible
If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the battle and never repeat it!

King James Bible
Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

New King James Version
Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle— Never do it again!

New American Standard Bible
“Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle; you will not do it again!

NASB 1995
“Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!

NASB 1977
“Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again!

Amplified Bible
“Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle [with him]; you will not do such [an ill-advised thing] again!

Christian Standard Bible
Lay a hand on him. You will remember the battle and never repeat it!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lay a hand on him. You will remember the battle and never repeat it!

American Standard Version
Lay thy hand upon him; Remember the battle, and do so no more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lay your hand upon him and you shall have no more memory of war

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou shalt lay thy hand upon him once, remembering the war that is waged by his mouth; and let it not be done any more.

Contemporary English Version
Wrestle it just once--that will be the end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lay thy hand upon him : remember the battle, and speak no more.

English Revised Version
Lay thine hand upon him; remember the battle, and do so no more.

Good News Translation
Touch him once and you'll never try it again; you'll never forget the fight!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lay your hand on it. Think of the struggle! Don't do it again!

International Standard Version
Lay your hand on him, and you'll remember the struggle. You'll never do that again!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lay thy hand upon him; Think upon the battle, thou wilt do so no more.

Literal Standard Version
Place your hand on him, Remember the battle—do not add!

NET Bible
If you lay your hand on it, you will remember the fight, and you will never do it again!

New Heart English Bible
Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more.

World English Bible
Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more.

Young's Literal Translation
Place on him thy hand, Remember the battle -- do not add!

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
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! 9Surely hope of overcoming him is false. Is not the sight of him overwhelming?…

Cross References
Job 41:7
Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

Job 41:9
Surely hope of overcoming him is false. Is not the sight of him overwhelming?


Treasury of Scripture

Lay your hand on him, remember the battle, do no more.

1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.

2 Kings 10:4
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

Luke 14:31,32
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? …









(8) Remember the battle.--"Bear in mind what thou dost attempt, and thou wilt not do it again."

Verse 8 - Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. This is again ironical, like vers. 3-6. "Only just put forth thy hand against him - bethink thee of war - do it once and no more." (comp. Rosenmuller, 'Scholia in Jobum,' p. 976). The idea is that once will be enough. A man will not live to do it a second time.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If you lay
שִׂים־ (śîm-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a hand
כַּפֶּ֑ךָ (kap·pe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

on him,
עָלָ֥יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

you will remember
זְכֹ֥ר (zə·ḵōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

the battle
מִ֝לְחָמָ֗ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

and never
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

repeat it!
תּוֹסַֽף׃ (tō·w·sap̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment


Jump to Previous
Add Battle Fight Hand Hands Lay Remember Struggle Think Wilt
Jump to Next
Add Battle Fight Hand Hands Lay Remember Struggle Think Wilt
Links
Job 41:8 NIV
Job 41:8 NLT
Job 41:8 ESV
Job 41:8 NASB
Job 41:8 KJV

Job 41:8 BibleApps.com
Job 41:8 Biblia Paralela
Job 41:8 Chinese Bible
Job 41:8 French Bible
Job 41:8 Clyx Quotations

OT Poetry: Job 41:8 Lay your hand on him (Jb)
Job 41:7
Top of Page
Top of Page