Job 39:9
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New International Version
"Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will it stay by your manger at night?

New Living Translation
"Will the wild ox consent to being tamed? Will it spend the night in your stall?

English Standard Version
“Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger?

New American Standard Bible
"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?

King James Bible
Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would the wild ox be willing to serve you? Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?

International Standard Version
Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he sleep at night near your feeding trough?

NET Bible
Is the wild ox willing to be your servant? Will it spend the night at your feeding trough?

New Heart English Bible
"Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Will the wild ox agree to serve you, or will it stay at night beside your feeding trough?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will the wild-ox be willing to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib?

New American Standard 1977
“Will the wild ox consent to serve you?
            Or will he spend the night at your manger?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee or abide by thy crib?

King James 2000 Bible
Will the wild ox be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?

American King James Version
Will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?

American Standard Version
Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall the rhinoceros be willing to serve thee, or will he stay at thy crib?

Darby Bible Translation
Will the buffalo be willing to serve thee, or will he lodge by thy crib?

English Revised Version
Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? or will he abide by thy crib?

Webster's Bible Translation
Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

World English Bible
"Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough?

Young's Literal Translation
Is a Reem willing to serve thee? Doth he lodge by thy crib?
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
8"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing. 9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger? 10"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?…
Cross References
Numbers 23:22
"God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.

Deuteronomy 33:17
"As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild ox; With them he will push the peoples, All at once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh."

Job 39:8
"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.

Job 39:10
"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?

Psalm 22:21
Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

Psalm 29:6
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.

Psalm 92:10
But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.

Isaiah 34:7
Wild oxen will also fall with them And young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be soaked with blood, And their dust become greasy with fat.
Treasury of Scripture

Will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?

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Numbers 23:22 God brought them out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of an unicorn.

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are …

Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns …

Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall …

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Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

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