Job 41:11

11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.

Job 41:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
ESV
11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
NLT
11 Who has given me anything that I need to pay back? Everything under heaven is mine.
MSG
11 Who could confront me and get by with it? I'm in charge of all this - I run this universe!
CSB
11 Who confronted Me, that I should repay him? Everything under heaven belongs to Me.

Job 41:11 Meaning and Commentary

Job 41:11

Who hath prevented me, that one should repay [him]?
&c.] First given me something that was not my own, and so laid me under an obligation to him to make a return. The apostle seems to have respect to this passage, ( Romans 11:35 ) ;

[whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine;
the fowls of the air, the cattle on a thousand hills, the fulness of the earth; gold, silver: precious stones All things are made by him, are his property and at his dispose; and therefore no man on earth can give him what he has not a prior right unto; see ( Psalms 24:1 ) ( 50:10-12 ) .

Job 41:11 In-Context

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.
13 Who can strip off its outer coat? Who can penetrate its double coat of armor ?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 34:33; Romans 11:35
  • 2. Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 10:14; Psalms 24:1; Psalms 50:12; S Joshua 3:11; S Job 10:4; Acts 4:24; 1 Corinthians 10:26