Job 41:10

10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?

Job 41:10 in Other Translations

10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?
10 And since no one dares to disturb it, who then can stand up to me?
10 If you can't hold your own against his glowering visage, how, then, do you expect to stand up to me?
10 No one is ferocious [enough] to rouse Leviathan; who then can stand against Me?

Job 41:10 Meaning and Commentary

Job 41:10

None [is so] fierce that dare stir him up
This seems best to agree with the crocodile, who frequently lies down and sleeps on the ground F17, and in the water by night F18; see ( Ezekiel 29:3 ) ; when it is very dangerous to arouse him; and few, if any so daring, have courage enough to do it: though whales have been seen lying near shore asleep, and looked like rocks, even forty of them together F19;

who then is able to stand before me?
This is the inference the Lord draws from hence, or the use he makes of it; that if this creature is so formidable and terrible, that it is dangerous to arouse and provoke him, and there is no standing before him or against him; then how should anyone be able to stand before the Lord, who made this creature, whenever he is angry? see ( Psalms 76:7 ) .


F17 Plin. l. 8. c. 25. Solin. c. 45.
F18 Ammian. Marcellin. l. 22.
F19 See the North-West Fox, p. 205.

Job 41:10 In-Context

8 If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 Any hope of subduing it is false; the mere sight of it is overpowering.
10 No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 “I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs, its strength and its graceful form.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 3:8
  • 2. S 2 Chronicles 20:6; S Isaiah 46:5; Jeremiah 50:44; Revelation 6:17
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