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Job 40:22

    Job 40:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.

    Webster's Revision

    The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.

    World English Bible

    The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The lotus trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

    Definitions for Job 40:22

    Compass - To surround; encircle.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 40:22

    The willows of the brook compass him - This would agree well enough with the hippopotamus.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 40:22

    The shady trees - Probably the "lote-trees;" see the note at Job 40:21. The same word is used here.

    The willow-trees of the brook - Of the "stream," or "rivulet." The Hebrew word (נחל nachal) means rather "a wady;" a gorge or gulley, which is swollen with torrents in the winter, but which is frequently dry in summer; see the notes at Job 6:15. Willows grew commonly on the banks of rivers. They could not be cultivated in the desert; Isaiah 15:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 40:22

    40:22 Brook - Or, of the Nile, of which this word is often used in scripture. His constant residence is in or near this river, or the willows that grow by it.
    Book: Job