Job 39:26
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New International Version
"Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread its wings toward the south?

New Living Translation
"Is it your wisdom that makes the hawk soar and spread its wings toward the south?

English Standard Version
“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south?

New American Standard Bible
"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?

King James Bible
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?

International Standard Version
"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings toward the south?

NET Bible
"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, and spreads its wings toward the south?

New Heart English Bible
"Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Does your understanding make a bird of prey fly and spread its wings toward the south?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Doth the hawk soar by thy wisdom, And stretch her wings toward the south?

New American Standard 1977
“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,
            Stretching his wings toward the south?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Does the hawk fly by thy industry and stretch her wings toward the south?

King James 2000 Bible
Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

American King James Version
Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

American Standard Version
Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth the hawk wax feathered by thy wisdom, spreading her wings to the south?

Darby Bible Translation
Doth the hawk fly by thine intelligence, [and] stretch his wings toward the south?

English Revised Version
Doth the hawk soar by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

Webster's Bible Translation
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings towards the south?

World English Bible
"Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?

Young's Literal Translation
By thine understanding flieth a hawk? Spreadeth he his wings to the south?
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
25"As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!' And he scents the battle from afar, And the thunder of the captains and the war cry. 26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south? 27"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?…
Cross References
Job 39:25
"As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!' And he scents the battle from afar, And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.

Job 39:27
"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?
Treasury of Scripture

Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

the hawk (Netz, Arabic naz, Latin nisus, the hawk, so called from natzah, to shoot away, fly, because of the rapidity of its flight. It probably comprehends various species of the falcon family, as the ger-falcon, goshawk, and sparrowhawk.)

Leviticus 16:11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for …

Deuteronomy 14:15 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

stretch (Is it through thy teaching that the falcon, or any other bird of passage, knows the precise time for taking flight, and the direction in which she is to go to arrive at a warmer climate?)

Songs 2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds …

Jeremiah 8:7 Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle …

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