Job 37:8
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New International Version
The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.

New Living Translation
The wild animals take cover and stay inside their dens.

English Standard Version
Then the beasts go into their lairs, and remain in their dens.

New American Standard Bible
"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.

King James Bible
Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wild animals enter their lairs and stay in their dens.

International Standard Version
"Then a beast enters its lair and remains in its den.

NET Bible
The wild animals go to their lairs, and in their dens they remain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Animals go into their dens and stay in their lairs.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the beast shall go into its lair and inhabit its dwelling.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

American King James Version
Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

American Standard Version
Then the beasts go into coverts, And remain in their dens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the beast shall go into his covert, and shall abide in his den.

Darby Bible Translation
And the wild beast goeth into its lair, and they remain in their dens.

English Revised Version
Then the beasts go into coverts, and remain in their dens.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

World English Bible
Then the animals take cover, and remain in their dens.

Young's Literal Translation
And enter doth the beast into covert, And in its habitations it doth continue.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:1-13 The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! We must notice the glory of God, not only in the thunder and lightning, but in the more common and less awful changes of the weather; as the snow and rain. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. Then (i.e. in winter) the beasts go into dens. The very beasts shut themselves up, and remain hidden in their places, i.e in their lairs, on account of the inclemency of the season.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then the beasts go into dens,.... When snow and rains are on the earth in great abundance, then the wild beasts of the field, not being able to prowl about, betake themselves to dens; where they lie in wait, lurking for any prey that may pass by, from whence they spring and seize it;

and remain in their places; until the snow and rains are finished. As for other beasts, Olaus Magnus (m) observes, that when such large snows fall, that trees are covered with them, and the tender branches bend under the weight of them, they will come and abide under them, as in shady places, in great security, sheltered from the cold wind. The former may put us in mind of great personages, comparable to beasts of prey for their savageness and cruelty, who, when the day of God's wrath and vengeance is come, will flee to rocks and mountains, dens and caverns, there to hide themselves from it; Revelation 6:15.

(m) Ut supra. (De Ritu Gent. Septentr. l. 19. c. 15.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. remain—rest in their lairs. It is beautifully ordered that during the cold, when they could not obtain food, many lie torpid, a state wherein they need no food. The desolation of the fields, at God's bidding, is poetically graphic.

Job 37:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
7"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work. 8"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den. 9"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.…
Cross References
Job 38:40
when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?

Psalm 104:21
The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.

Psalm 104:22
The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
Treasury of Scripture

Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

Psalm 104:22 The sun rises, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

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