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Job 41:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether [millstone].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether [millstone].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His heart is firm as a stone, yea, firm as the nether [millstone].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His heart, is hardened like a stone, yea hardened, like the nether millstone;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— His heart [is] firm as a stone, Yea, firm as the lower piece.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith's anvil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His heart is as firme as a stone, yea as hard as a peece of the nether [mil-stone].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether [millstone].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
is as firm 3332
{3332} Prime
יָצַק
yatsaq
{yaw-tsak'}
A primitive root; properly to pour out (transitively or intransitively); by implication to melt or cast as metal; by extension to place firmly, to stiffen or grow hard.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
as x3644
(3644) Complement
כְמוֹ
k@mow
{kem-o'}
A form of the prefix K, but used separately (compare H3651); as, thus, so.
a stone; 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
yea, as hard 3332
{3332} Prime
יָצַק
yatsaq
{yaw-tsak'}
A primitive root; properly to pour out (transitively or intransitively); by implication to melt or cast as metal; by extension to place firmly, to stiffen or grow hard.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
as a piece 6400
{6400} Prime
פֶּלַח
pelach
{peh'-lakh}
From H6398; a slice.
of the nether 8482
{8482} Prime
תַּחְתִּי
tachtiy
{takh-tee'}
From H8478; lowermost; as noun (feminine plural) the depths (figuratively a pit, the womb).
[millstone].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 41:24

_ _ heart — “In large beasts which are less acute in feeling, there is great firmness of the heart, and slower motion” [Bochart]. The nether millstone, on which the upper turns, is especially hard.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 41:11-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 41:24

Nether mill — stone — Which being to bear the weight of the upper, ought to be the harder and stronger of the two.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
as hard:

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that thou [art] obstinate, and thy neck [is] an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, [are] not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, [but] they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Zechariah 7:12 Yea, they made their hearts [as] an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
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