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Job 40:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Behold, I pray thee, his strength in his loins, and his force, in the muscles of his belly;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, I pray thee, his power [is] in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his belly.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Loe now, his strength is in his loynes, and his force is in the nauell of his belly.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Lo x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
now, x4994
(4994) Complement
נָא
na'
{naw}
A primitive particle of incitement and entreaty, which may usually be rendered I pray, now or then; added mostly to verbs (in the imperative or future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjugation.
his strength 3581
{3581} Prime
כֹּחַ
koach
{ko'-akh}
From an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard.
[is] in his loins, 4975
{4975} Prime
מָתֶן
mothen
{mo'-then}
From an unused root meaning to be slender; properly the waist or small of the back; only in plural the loins.
and his force 202
{0202} Prime
אוֹן
'own
{one}
Probably from the same as H0205 (in the sense of effort, but successful); ability, power, (figuratively) wealth.
[is] in the navel 8306
{8306} Prime
שָׁרִיר
shariyr
{shaw-reer'}
From H8324 in the original sense as in H8270 (compare H8326); a cord, that is, (by analogy) sinew.
of his belly. 990
{0990} Prime
בֶּטֶן
beten
{beh'-ten}
From an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 40:15-24.


Job 40:16

_ _ navel — rather, “muscles” of his belly; the weakest point of the elephant, therefore it is not meant.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 40:15-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 40:16

Strength — He hath strength answerable to his bulk, but this strength by God's wise and merciful providence is not an offensive strength, consisting in, or put forth by horns or claws, as it is in ravenous creatures, but only defensive and seated in his loins, as it is in other creatures.

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