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Job 41:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His underparts are [like] sharp potsherds: He spreadeth [as it were] a threshing-wain upon the mire.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Sharp stones [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “His underparts are [like] sharp potsherds; He spreads out [like] a threshing sledge on the mire.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Sharp stones [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His under parts are sharp potsherds: he spreadeth a threshing-sledge upon the mire.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His underparts, are points of potsherd, a pointed threshing roller spreadeth out upon the slime:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Under him [are] sharp points of clay, He spreadeth gold on the mire.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The beams of the sun shall be under him, and he shall strew gold under him like mire.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Sharpe stones [are] vnder him: he spreadeth sharpe pointed things vpon the mire.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His lair is [formed of] sharp points; and all the gold of the sea under him is an immense [quantity of] clay.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Sharp stones [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Sharp 2303
{2303} Prime
From H2300; a point.
stones 2789
{2789} Prime
A collateral form mediating between H2775 and H2791; a piece of pottery.
[are] under x8478
(8478) Complement
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
him: he spreadeth 7502
{7502} Prime
A primitive root; to spread (a bed); by implication to refresh.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
sharp pointed things 2742
{2742} Prime
Passive participle of H2782; properly incised or (active) incisive; hence (as noun masculine or feminine) a trench (as dug), gold (as mined), a threshing sledge (having sharp teeth); (figuratively) determination; also eager.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the mire. 2916
{2916} Prime
From an unused root meaning apparently to be sticky (rather perhaps a denominative from H2894, through the idea of dirt to be swept away); mud or clay; figuratively calamity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 41:30

_ _ stones — rather, “potsherds,” that is, the sharp and pointed scales on the belly, like broken pieces of pottery.

_ _ sharp-pointed things — rather, “a threshing instrument,” but not on the fruits of the earth, but “on the mire”; irony. When he lies on the mire, he leaves the marks of his scales so imprinted on it, that one might fancy a threshing instrument with its sharp teeth had been drawn over it (Isaiah 28:27).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 41:11-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 41:30

Stones — His skin is so impenetrable, that the sharpest stones or shells are as easy unto him as the mire.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 41:30

Sharp stones (i) [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

(i) His skin is so hard that he lies with a great ease on the stones as in the mud.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Sharp stones:
Heb. Sharp pieces of potsherd

So hard and impenetrable are his scales, that splinters of flint are the same to him as the softest reeds.
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