Job 41:9
New International Version
Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.

New Living Translation
No, it is useless to try to capture it. The hunter who attempts it will be knocked down.

English Standard Version
Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him.

Berean Study Bible
Surely hope of overcoming him is false. Is not the sight of him overwhelming?

King James Bible
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

New King James Version
Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false; Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him?

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be hurled down even at the sight of him?

NASB 1995
“Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?

NASB 1977
“Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?

Amplified Bible
“Behold, his [assailant’s] hope and expectation [of defeating Leviathan] is false; Will not one be overwhelmed even at the sight of him?

Christian Standard Bible
Any hope of capturing him proves false. Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Any hope of capturing him proves false. Does a person not collapse at the very sight of him?

American Standard Version
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now your foot is released, also God shall take away your bitterness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hast thou not seen him? and hast thou not wondered at the things said of him?

Contemporary English Version
Merely a glimpse of this monster makes all courage melt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.

English Revised Version
Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Good News Translation
Anyone who sees Leviathan loses courage and falls to the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, any hope [of defeating it] is a false hope. Doesn't the sight of it overwhelm you?

International Standard Version
"Look! Anyone's hope to capture him will prove itself false; anyone would be terrified just by looking at him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, the hope of him is in vain; Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Literal Standard Version
Behold, the hope of him is found a liar, Also, is one not cast down at his appearance?

NET Bible
See, his expectation is wrong, he is laid low even at the sight of it.

New Heart English Bible
Look, the hope of him is in vain. Won't one be cast down even at the sight of him?

World English Bible
Behold, the hope of him is in vain. Won't one be cast down even at the sight of him?

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the hope of him is found a liar, Also at his appearance is not one cast down?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Power Shown in Leviathan
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? 10No one is so fierce as to rouse Leviathan. Then who is able to stand against Me?…

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

Job 41:10
No one is so fierce as to rouse Leviathan. Then who is able to stand against Me?


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

shall

Deuteronomy 28:34
So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

1 Samuel 3:11
And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

Isaiah 28:19
From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.









(9) Behold the hope of him is in vain--i.e., the hope of the rash man who would venture to attack him: at the sight of him, i.e., the infuriated crocodile.

Verse 9. - Behold, the hope of him is in vain; i.e. the hope of capturing or killing him. Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? The very sight of the savage and invulnerable animal is enough to make a man fall to the ground with fear.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
הֵן־ (hên-)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

hope of [overcoming] him
תֹּחַלְתּ֥וֹ (tō·ḥal·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8431: Expectation

is false.
נִכְזָ֑בָה (niḵ·zā·ḇāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3576: To lie, be a liar

Is not
הֲגַ֖ם (hă·ḡam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

the sight of him
מַרְאָ֣יו (mar·’āw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

overwhelming?
יֻטָֽל׃ (yu·ṭāl)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2904: To pitch over, reel, to cast down, out


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