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17 He stiffens his tail[a] like a cedar.
The tendons of his thighs[b] are tight.
18 His bones are tubes of bronze.
His skeleton is like bars of iron.
19 He stands at the head of God’s creatures,
but his Maker draws near with his sword.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Job 40:17 Or penis. The Hebrew word zanav, which most often means tail, can be used as a euphemism for penis.
  2. Job 40:17 Or testicles. The Targum, the Vulgate, Luther, and the King James Version all support the interpretation testicles.
  3. Job 40:19 Or his Maker provided him with his sword

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