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Job 40:13

    Job 40:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden place .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.

    Webster's Revision

    Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden place .

    World English Bible

    Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in the hidden place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 40:13

    Hide them in the dust together - Blend the high and the low, the rich and the poor, in one common ruin. Show them that thou art supreme, and canst do whatsoever thou pleasest.

    Bind their faces in secret - This seems to refer to the custom of preserving mummies: the whole body is wrapped round with strong swathings of linen or cotton cloth. Not only the limbs, but the very head, face, and all, are rolled round with strong filleting, so that not one feature can be seen, not even the protuberance of the nose. On the outside of these involutions a human face is ordinarily painted; but as to the real face itself, it is emphatically bound in secret, for those rollers are never intended to be removed.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 40:13

    Hide them in the dust together; - compare Isaiah 2:10. The meaning seems to be, that God had power to prostrate the wicked in the dust of the earth, and he calls upon Job to show his power by doing the same thing.

    And bind their faces in secret - The word "faces" here is probably used (like the Greek πρίσωπα prisōpa to denote "persons." The phrase" to bind them," is expressive of having them under control or subjection; and the phrase "in secret" may refer to some secret or safe place - as a dungeon or prison. The meaning of the whole is, that God had power to restrain and control the haughty and the wicked, and he appeals to Job to do the same.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 40:13

    40:13 Hide - Kill every one of them at one blow. Bind - Condemn or destroy them. He alludes to the manner of covering the faces of condemned persons, and of dead men. In secret - In a secret place, bury them in their graves.
    Book: Job