Job 21:24

NET ©

his body well nourished, and the marrow of his bones moist.

NIV ©

his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow.

NASB ©

His sides are filled out with fat, And the marrow of his bones is moist,

NLT ©

the very picture of good health.

MSG ©

fat and sassy.

BBE ©

His buckets are full of milk, and there is no loss of strength in his bones.

NRSV ©

his loins full of milk and the marrow of his bones moist.

NKJV ©

His pails are full of milk, And the marrow of his bones is moist.

KJV
His breasts
<05845>
are full
<04390> (8804)
of milk
<02461>_,
and his bones
<06106>
are moistened
<08248> (8792)
with marrow
<04221>_.
{breasts: or, milk pails}
HEBREW
hqsy
<08248>
wytwmue
<06106>
xmw
<04221>
blx
<02461>
walm
<04390>
wynyje (21:24)
<05845>
LXXM
ta
<3588>  
T-NPN
de
<1161>  
PRT
egkata
 
N-NPN
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
plhrh
<4134>  
A-NPN
steatov
 
N-GSN
muelov
<3452>  
N-NSM
de
<1161>  
PRT
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
diaceitai
 
V-PMI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
his body
<05845>
well nourished
<04390>
, and the marrow
<04221>
of his bones
<06106>
moist
<08248>
.
NET © Notes

tn The verb עָטַן (’atan) has the precise meaning of “press olives.” But because here it says “full of milk,” the derived meaning for the noun has been made to mean “breasts” or “pails” (although in later Hebrew this word occurs – but with olives, not with milk). Dhorme takes it to refer to “his sides,” and repoints the word for “milk” (חָלָב, khalav) to get “fat” (חֶלֶב, khelev) – “his sides are full of fat,” a rendering followed by NASB. However, this weakens the parallelism.

tn This interpretation, adopted by several commentaries and modern translations (cf. NAB, NIV), is a general rendering to capture the sense of the line.

tn The verb שָׁקָה (shaqah) means “to water” and here “to be watered thoroughly.” The picture in the line is that of health and vigor.