Job 24:5
Good News Translation
So the poor, like wild donkeys, search for food in the dry wilderness; nowhere else can they find food for their children.

Contemporary English Version
in the desert, where they and their children must live like wild donkeys and search for food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Others like wild asses in the desert go forth to their work: by watching for a prey they get bread for their children.

New American Bible
Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, they go forth to their task of seeking prey; the steppe provides food for their young;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Others like wild asses in the desert go forth to their work: by watching for a prey they get bread for their children.

wild asses

Job 39:5-7 Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds? . . .

Jeremiah 2:24 A wild ass accustomed to the wilderness in the desire of his heart, snuffed up the wind of his love: none shall turn her away: all that seek her shall not fail: in her monthly filth they shall find her.

Hosea 8:9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath given gifts to his lovers.

rising

Job 24:14 The murderer riseth at the very break of day, he killeth the needy, and the poor man: but in the night he will be as a thief.

Proverbs 4:16 They eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of iniquity.

Hosea 7:6 Because they have applied their heart like an oven, when he laid snares for them: he slept all the night baking them, in the morning he himself was heated as a flaming fire.

Micah 2:1 Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee.

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes are in the midst of her as roaring lions: her judges are evening wolves, they left nothing for the morning.

John 18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's hall. And it was morning: and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch.

Acts 23:12 And when day was come, some of the Jews gathered together and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they killed Paul.

the wilderness

Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Genesis 16:12 He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men's hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.

Genesis 27:40 Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword, and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.

Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
4They have overturned the way of the poor, and have oppressed together the meek of the earth. 5Others like wild asses in the desert go forth to their work: by watching for a prey they get bread for their children.6They reap the field that is not their own, and gather the vintage of his vineyard whom by violence they have oppressed.…
Cross References
Genesis 16:12
He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men's hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.

Job 24:6
They reap the field that is not their own, and gather the vintage of his vineyard whom by violence they have oppressed.

Job 39:5
Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds?

Job 39:6
To whom I have given a house in the wilderness, and his dwellings in the barren land.

Psalm 104:23
Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour until the evening.

Additional Translations
Indeed, like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go to work foraging for food; the wasteland is food for their children.Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

Behold, as wild asses in the desert They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The wilderness yieldeth them bread for their children.

And they have departed like asses in the field, having gone forth on my account according to their own order: his bread is sweet to his little ones.

Lo, [as] wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking early for the prey: the wilderness [yieldeth] them food for [their] children.

Behold, as wild asses in the desert they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for meat; the wilderness yieldeth them food for their children.

Behold, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.

Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children.

Lo, wild asses in a wilderness, They have gone out about their work, Seeking early for prey, A mixture for himself -- food for young ones.
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