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Job 41:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The sword of him that attacketh him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If any reach him with a sword, it cannot hold; neither spear, nor dart, nor harpoon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As for him that assaileth him, the sword availeth not, spear, dart, or coat of mail:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The sword of his overtaker standeth not, Spear—dart—and lance.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When a sword shall lay at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a spear, nor a breastplate.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the speare, the dart, nor the habergeon.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— If spears should come against him, [men] will effect nothing, [either with] the spear or the breast-plate.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The sword 2719
{2719} Prime
חֶרֶב
chereb
{kheh'-reb}
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
of him that layeth 5381
{5381} Prime
נָשַׂג
nasag
{naw-sag'}
A primitive root; to reach (literally or figuratively).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
at him cannot x1097
(1097) Complement
בְּלִי
b@liy
{bel-ee'}
From H1086; properly failure, that is, nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.
hold: 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the spear, 2595
{2595} Prime
חֲנִית
chaniyth
{khan-eeth'}
From H2583; a lance (for thrusting, like pitching a tent).
the dart, 4551
{4551} Prime
מַסָּע
macca`
{mas-saw'}
From H5265 in the sense of projecting; a missile (spear or arrow); also a quarry (whence stones are, as it were, ejected).
nor the habergeon. 8302
{8302} Prime
שִׁרְיוֹן
shiryown
{shir-yone'}
From H8281 in the original sense of turning; a corslet (as if twisted).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 41:26

_ _ cannot hold — on his hard skin.

_ _ habergeon — coat of mail; avail must be taken by zeugma out of “hold,” as the verb in the second clause: “hold” cannot apply to the “coat of mail.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 41:11-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 41:26

Hold — Heb. cannot stand, cannot endure the stroke, but will be broken by it. The crocodile's skin, no sword, nor dart, nor musquet bullet can pierce.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The sword:

Job 39:21-24 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in [his] strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. ... He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that [it is] the sound of the trumpet.

habergeon:
or, breastplate
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