Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Job 41:4

    Job 41:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Will he make a covenant with you? will you take him for a servant for ever?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Will he make an agreement with you, so that you may take him as a servant for ever?

    Webster's Revision

    Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

    World English Bible

    Will he make a covenant with you, that you should take him for a servant forever?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Will he make a covenant with thee, that thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 41:4

    Will he make a covenant - Canst thou hire him as thou wouldst a servant, who is to be so attached to thy family as to have his ear bored, that he may abide in thy house for ever? Is not this an allusion to the law, Exodus 21:1-6?

    Barnes' Notes on Job 41:4

    Will he make a covenant with thee? - That is, will he submit himself to thee, and enter into a compact to serve thee? Such a compact was made by those who agreed to serve another; and the idea here is, that the animal here referred to could not be reduced to such service - that is, could not be tamed.

    Wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? - Canst thou so subdue him that he will be a perpetual slave? The meaning of all this is, that he was an untamable animal, and could not be reduced, as many others could, to domestic use.
    Book: Job