Job 39:14
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New International Version
She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,

New Living Translation
She lays her eggs on top of the earth, letting them be warmed in the dust.

English Standard Version
For she leaves her eggs to the earth and lets them be warmed on the ground,

New American Standard Bible
For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,

King James Bible
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.

International Standard Version
She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand,

NET Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the ground, and lets them be warmed on the soil.

New Heart English Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It lays its eggs on the ground and warms them in the dust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in dust,

New American Standard 1977
For she abandons her eggs to the earth,
            And warms them in the dust,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who leaves her eggs in the earth and warms them in dust

King James 2000 Bible
Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warms them in dust,

American King James Version
Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warms them in dust,

American Standard Version
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,

Douay-Rheims Bible
When she leaveth her eggs on the earth, thou perhaps wilt warm them in the dust.

Darby Bible Translation
For she leaveth her eggs to the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,

English Revised Version
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,

Webster's Bible Translation
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,

World English Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,

Young's Literal Translation
For she leaveth on the earth her eggs, And on the dust she doth warm them,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
39:1-30 God inquires of Job concerning several animals. - In these questions the Lord continued to humble Job. In this chapter several animals are spoken of, whose nature or situation particularly show the power, wisdom, and manifold works of God. The wild ass. It is better to labour and be good for something, than to ramble and be good for nothing. From the untameableness of this and other creatures, we may see, how unfit we are to give law to Providence, who cannot give law even to a wild ass's colt. The unicorn, a strong, stately, proud creature. He is able to serve, but not willing; and God challenges Job to force him to it. It is a great mercy if, where God gives strength for service, he gives a heart; it is what we should pray for, and reason ourselves into, which the brutes cannot do. Those gifts are not always the most valuable that make the finest show. Who would not rather have the voice of the nightingale, than the tail of the peacock; the eye of the eagle and her soaring wing, and the natural affection of the stork, than the beautiful feathers of the ostrich, which can never rise above the earth, and is without natural affection? The description of the war-horse helps to explain the character of presumptuous sinners. Every one turneth to his course, as the horse rushes into the battle. When a man's heart is fully set in him to do evil, and he is carried on in a wicked way, by the violence of his appetites and passions, there is no making him fear the wrath of God, and the fatal consequences of sin. Secure sinners think themselves as safe in their sins as the eagle in her nest on high, in the clefts of the rocks; but I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord, #Jer 49:16". All these beautiful references to the works of nature, should teach us a right view of the riches of the wisdom of Him who made and sustains all things. The want of right views concerning the wisdom of God, which is ever present in all things, led Job to think and speak unworthily of Providence.
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
13"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love, 14For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust, 15And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.…
Cross References
Job 39:13
"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Job 39:15
And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.

Isaiah 44:15
Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also makes a fire to bake bread. He also makes a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.

Lamentations 4:3
Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.
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