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Job 41:8

    Job 41:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Lay your hand on him, remember the battle, do no more.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Lay thy hand upon him; Remember the battle, and do so no more.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Only put your hand on him, and see what a fight you will have; you will not do it again!

    Webster's Revision

    Lay thy hand upon him; Remember the battle, and do so no more.

    World English Bible

    Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Lay thine hand upon him; remember the battle, and do so no more.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 41:8

    Lay thine hand upon him? - Mr. Heath translates, "Be sure thou strike home. Mind thy blow: rely not upon a second stroke." Mr. Good translates: -

    "Make ready thy hand against him.

    Dare the contest: be firm."

    He is a dangerous animal; when thou attackest him, be sure of thy advantage; if thou miss, thou art ruined. Depend not on other advantages, if thou miss the first. Kill him at once, or he will kill thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 41:8

    Lay thine hand upon him - Prof. Lee renders this, very improperly, as it seems to me, "Lay thine hand on thy mouth respecting him," supposing it means that he should be awed into silence by dread of the animal referred to. But the meaning of the passage evidently is, "Endeavor to seize him by laying the hand on him, and you will soon desist from the fearful conflict, and will not renew it."

    Remember the battle - Remember what a fearful conflict will ensue. Perhaps there is an allusion to some fact fresh in the mind of Job, where such an attempt had been made to secure the leviathan, attended with fearful disaster to those who had made the attempt.

    Do no more - Or, rather, "Thou wilt not do it again." That is, he would be deterred from ever renewing the attempt, or the conflict would be fatal to him.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 41:8

    41:8 Lay - Seize upon him, if thou darest. Battle - But ere thou attempt it consider what thou art doing, and with whom, thou art going to fight. Do no more - Proceed no farther, draw back thy hand.
    Book: Job