Job 38:40
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New International Version
when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?

New Living Translation
as they lie in their dens or crouch in the thicket?

English Standard Version
when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in their thicket?

New American Standard Bible
When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?

King James Bible
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait within their lairs?

International Standard Version
when they crouch in their dens and lie in ambush in their lairs?

NET Bible
when they crouch in their dens, when they wait in ambush in the thicket?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
as they crouch in their dens and lie ready to ambush from their lairs?

Jubilee Bible 2000
when they crouch in their dens and abide in their lairs to lie in wait?

King James 2000 Bible
When they crouch in their dens, and abide in their lairs to lie in wait?

American King James Version
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

American Standard Version
When they couch in their dens, And abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Douay-Rheims Bible
When they couch in the dens and lie in wait in holes?

Darby Bible Translation
When they crouch in [their] dens, [and] abide in the thicket to lie in wait?

English Revised Version
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Webster's Bible Translation
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

World English Bible
when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket?

Young's Literal Translation
When they bow down in dens -- Abide in a thicket for a covert?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 40. - When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait (comp. Psalm 10:9, 10; Psalm 17:12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? Which some understand of old lions, who, for want of strength, lie couchant in their dens, or in some covert place, waiting for any prey that passes by, to seize upon it. But the same pasture and places are used by younger lions, as well as old ones; who are emblems of wicked men, cruel persecutors, and bloodthirsty tyrants, who fill their palaces and kingdoms with murder and rapine; see Psalm 10:8, Nahum 2:11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

40. lie in wait?—for their prey (Ps 10:9).

Job 38:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Challenges Job
39"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair? 41"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?
Cross References
Job 37:8
The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.

Job 38:41
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?
Treasury of Scripture

When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: …

Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself …

Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall …

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