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Job 4:10

    Job 4:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Though the noise of the lion and the sounding of his voice, may be loud, the teeth of the young lions are broken.

    Webster's Revision

    The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

    World English Bible

    The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 4:10

    The roaring of the lion - By the roaring lion, fierce lion, old lion, stout lion, and lion's whelps, tyrannous rulers of all kinds are intended. The design of Eliphaz in using these figures is to show that even those who are possessed of the greatest authority and power - the kings, rulers, and princes of the earth - when they become wicked and oppressive to their subjects are cast down, broken to pieces, and destroyed, by the incensed justice of the Lord; and their whelps - their children and intended successors, scattered without possessions over the face of the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 4:10

    The wild ass:

    Doth the wild donkey bray in the midst of grass?

    Or loweth the ox over his fodder? Job 6:5.

    Who hath sent forth the wild donkey free;

    Or who hath loosed the bonds of the wild ass?

    Whose home I have made the wilderness,

    And his dwellings the barren land.

    He scorneth the uproar of the city;

    The cry of the driver he heedeth not.

    The range of the mountains is his pasture:

    He searcheth after every green thing.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 4:10

    4:10 The roaring - Nor can they escape, even were they strong as lions, yea, as the strongest and fiercest of them. Broken - Which is true literally; the lions when taken having most commonly their teeth broken, as ancient and modern writers relate. But this is meant of powerful tyrants, who are fitly compared to lions, Ezek 32:2 38:13, who though for a time they persecute and oppress other men, yet in due time they are restrained, and broken, and crushed in pieces by the mighty power of God. Possibly he may secretly accuse Job, or his children, that being persons of great wealth and power, they had abused it to ruin their neighbours, and therefore were justly cut off.
    Book: Job