Job 41 :21

Job 41 :21 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

King James Version (KJV)

His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

American Standard Version (ASV)

His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth forth from his mouth.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

His breath puts fire to coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

Webster's Revision

His breath kindleth coals, and a flame issueth from his mouth.

World English Bible

His breath kindles coals. A flame goes forth from his mouth.

English Revised Version (ERV)

His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth forth from his mouth.

Definitions for Job 41 :21

Clarke's Commentary on Job 41 :21

Barnes' Commentary on Job 41 :21

His breath kindleth coals - It seems to be a flame, and to set on fire all around it. So Hesiod, "Theog." i. 319, describing the creation of the Chimera, speaks of it as

πνέουσαν ἀμαισάκετον πῦρ

pneousan amaimaketon pur.

"Breathing unquenchable fire," So Virgil, "Georg." ii.:140:

Haec loca non tauri spirantes naribus ignem Invertere.

"Bulls breathing fire these furrows ne'er have known."

Warton

A similar phrase is found in a sublime description of the anger of the Almighty, in Psalm 18:8 :

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,

And fire out of his mouth devoured:

Coals were kindled by it.

Wesley's Commentary on Job 41 :21

41:21 Kindleth coals - An hyperbolical expression, denoting extraordinary heat.
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