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She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
King James Bible
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
American Standard Version
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,
Young's Literal Translation
For she leaveth on the earth her eggs, And on the dust she doth warm them,
Job 39:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth - This want of parental affection in the ostrich is almost universally acknowledged. Mr. Jackson, in his Account of Morocco, observes: "The ostrich, having laid her eggs, goes away, forgetting or forsaking them: and if some other ostrich discover them, she hatches them as if they were her own, forgetting probably whether they are or are not; so deficient is the recollection of this bird." This illustrates Job 39:15 : "And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them." The poet seems well acquainted with every part of the subject on which he writes; and facts incontestable confirm all he says. For farther illustration, see the account from Dr. Shaw at the end of the chapter, Job 39:30 (note).
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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.
Job 39:14 Parallel CommentariesAbandons Dust Earth Eggs Ground Lays Leaves Puts Sand Warm Warmed Warmeth Warming WarmsAbandons Dust Earth Eggs Ground Lays Leaves Puts Sand Warm Warmed Warmeth Warming WarmsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 39:13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork.
Job 39:15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
Isaiah 44:15 It is used as fuel for burning; some of it he takes and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. But he also fashions a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.
Lamentations 4:3 Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but my people have become heartless like ostriches in the desert.