Job 39:28
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New International Version
It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold.

New Living Translation
It lives on the cliffs, making its home on a distant, rocky crag.

English Standard Version
On the rock he dwells and makes his home, on the rocky crag and stronghold.

New American Standard Bible
"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.

King James Bible
She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It lives on a cliff where it spends the night; its stronghold is on a rocky crag.

International Standard Version
He dwells on the crags where he makes his home, there on the rocky crag is his stronghold.

NET Bible
It lives on a rock and spends the night there, on a rocky crag and a fortress.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It perches for the night on a cliff. Its fortress is on a jagged peak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
She dwells and abides on the rock upon the crag of the rock and the strong place.

King James 2000 Bible
She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the stronghold.

American King James Version
She dwells and stays on the rock, on the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

American Standard Version
On the cliff she dwelleth, and maketh her home, Upon the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She abideth among the rocks, and dwelleth among cragged flints, and stony hills, where there is no access.

Darby Bible Translation
He inhabiteth the rock and maketh his dwelling on the point of the cliff, and the fastness:

English Revised Version
She dwelleth on the rock, and hath her lodging there, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong hold.

Webster's Bible Translation
She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

World English Bible
On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home, on the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.

Young's Literal Translation
A rock he doth inhabit, Yea, he lodgeth on the tooth of a rock, and fortress.
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - She dwelleth and abideth on the rook, upon the crag of the rook, and the strong place; literally, the tooth of the rock. The craggy summits of rocks bear a resemblance to the fangs of a tooth. Hence we have in France the Dent du Chat, and in Switzerland the Dent de Jaman and the Dent du Midi.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. Where she and her young are safe: so Pliny (r) says, eagles make their nests in rocks, even in the precipices of them, as the philosopher quoted in the preceding verse; and here on the tooth, edge, or precipice of the rock, which is inaccessible, and so like a strong fortified place.

(r) Nat. Hist. l. 10. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. abideth—securely (Ps 91:1); it occupies the same abode mostly for life.

crag—literally, "tooth" (1Sa 14:5, Margin).

strong place—citadel, fastness.

Job 39:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Speaks of His Creation
27"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high? 28"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place. 29"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.…
Cross References
Job 39:27
Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?

Job 39:29
From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.
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