Job 39:4
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New International Version
Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.

New Living Translation
Their young grow up in the open fields, then leave home and never return.

English Standard Version
Their young ones become strong; they grow up in the open; they go out and do not return to them.

New American Standard Bible
"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.

King James Bible
Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their offspring are healthy and grow up in the open field. They leave and do not return.

International Standard Version
Their young are strong; they grow up in the open field; then they go off and don't return to them."

NET Bible
Their young grow strong, and grow up in the open; they go off, and do not return to them.

New Heart English Bible
Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and do not return again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their young are healthy and grow up in the wild. They leave and don't come back.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their young ones wax strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again.

New American Standard 1977
“Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;
            They leave and do not return to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their young ones are healthy, they grow up with grain; they go forth and never return unto them again.

King James 2000 Bible
Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open; they go forth, and return not unto them.

American King James Version
Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not to them.

American Standard Version
Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their young are weaned and go to feed : they go forth, and return not to them.

Darby Bible Translation
Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field, they go forth, and return not unto them.

English Revised Version
Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up in the open field; they go forth, and return not again,

Webster's Bible Translation
Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not to them.

World English Bible
Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don't return again.

Young's Literal Translation
Safe are their young ones, They grow up in the field, they have gone out, And have not returned to them.
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
3"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains. 4"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them. 5"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,…
Cross References
Job 39:3
"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.

Job 39:5
"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
Treasury of Scripture

Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not to them.

XXXIX.

(4) They grow up with corn.--Or more probably, perhaps, in the open field, as the word means according to some.

Verse 4. - Their young ones are in good liking; i.e. healthy and strong (comp. Daniel 1:10). They grow up with corn; rather, they grow up out of doors, or in the open air (see Professor Lee, ad loc; and Buxtorf, 'Lex. Hebr. et Chald.,' p. 87). They go forth, and return not unto them. They quit their dams early, and "go forth" to provide for themselves - an indication of health and strength. Their young ones are in good liking,.... Plump, fat, and sleek, as fawns are:

they grow up with corn; by which they grow, or without in the field, as the word also signifies; and their growth and increase is very quick, as Aristotle observes (l);

they go forth, and return not unto them: they go forth into the fields, and shift and provide for themselves, and trouble their dams no more; and return not to them, nor are they known by them.

(l) Ib. (Aristot. Hist. Animal.) l. 6. c. 29. 4. are in good liking—in good condition, grow up strong.

with corn—rather, "in the field," without man's care.

return not—being able to provide for themselves.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.
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