Job 41:29

29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw; it laughs at the rattling of the lance.

Read Job 41:29 Using Other Translations

Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
Clubs are like a blade of grass, and it laughs at the swish of javelins.

What does Job 41:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 41:29

Darts are counted as stubble
Darts being mentioned before, perhaps something else is meant here, and, according to Ben Gersom, the word signifies an engine out of which stones are cast to batter down walls; but these are of no avail against the leviathan;

he laugheth at the shaking of a spear;
at him, knowing it cannot hurt him; the crocodile, as Thevenot says F7, is proof against the halberd. The Septuagint version is, "the shaking of the pyrophorus", or torch bearer; one that carried a torch before the army, who, when shook, it was a token to begin the battle; which the leviathan being fearless of laughs at it; (See Gill on Obadiah 1:18).


F7 Travels, part 1. b. 2. c. 72. p. 245.
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