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Job 41:9

    Job 41:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, the hope of his attacker is false; he is overcome even on seeing him!

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

    World English Bible

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain. Won't one be cast down even at the sight of him?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

    Definitions for Job 41:9

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 41:9

    Behold, the hope - If thou miss thy first advantage, there is no hope afterwards: the very sight of this terrible monster would dissipate thy spirit, if thou hadst not a positive advantage against his life, or a place of sure retreat to save thine own.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 41:9

    Behold, the hope of him is in vain - That is, the hope of taking him is vain.

    Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? - So formidable is his appearance, that the courage of him who would attack him is daunted, and his resolution fails. This agrees well also with the crocodile. There is perhaps scarcely any animal whose appearance would be more likely to deter one from attacking him.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 41:9

    41:9 Hope - The hope of taking or conquering him.
    Book: Job