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Job 41:17

    Job 41:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they cannot be sundered.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They take a grip of one another; they are joined together, so that they may not be parted.

    Webster's Revision

    They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they cannot be sundered.

    World English Bible

    They are joined one to another. They stick together, so that they can't be pulled apart.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They are joined one to another; they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 41:17

    They are joined one to another - literally, "A man with his brother;" that is, each one is connected with another. There is no natural fastening of one scale with another, but they lie so close and compact that they seem thus to be fastened down on one another; see Bochart on this verse. It is this which makes the crocodile so difficult to be killed. A musket-ball will penetrate the skin under the belly, which is there less firmly protected; and accordingly the efforts of those who attempt to secure them are directed to that part of the body. A ball in the eye or throat will also destroy it, but the body is impervious to a spear or a bullet.
    Book: Job