Job 39:16
Good News Translation
She acts as if the eggs were not hers, and is unconcerned that her efforts were wasted.

Contemporary English Version
She treats her eggs as though they were not her own, unconcerned that her work might be for nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her.

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She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her.

hardened

Lamentations 4:3 Ghimel. Even the sea monsters have drawn out the breast, they have given suck to their young: the daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostrich in the desert.

as

Deuteronomy 28:56,57 The tender and delicate woman, that could not go upon the ground, nor set down her foot for over much niceness and tenderness, will envy her husband who lieth in her bosom, the flesh of her son, and of her daughter, . . .

1 Kings 3:26,27 But the woman, whose child was alive, said to the king; (for her bowels were moved upon her child) I beseech thee, my lord, give her the child alive, and do not kill it. But the other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine; but divide it. . . .

2 Kings 6:28,29 This woman said to me: Give thy son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow. . . .

Lamentations 2:20 Res. Behold, O Lord, and consider whom thou hast thus dealt with: shall women then eat their own fruit, their children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Romans 1:31 Foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.

her labour

Ecclesiastes 10:15 The labour of fools shall afflict them that know not how to go to the city.

Habakkuk 2:13 Are not these things from the Lord of hosts? for the people shall labour in a great fire: and the nations in vain, and they shall faint.

Context
God Speaks of His Creation
15She forgetteth that the foot may tread upon them, or that the beasts of the field may break them. 16She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her.17For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding.…
Cross References
Job 39:15
She forgetteth that the foot may tread upon them, or that the beasts of the field may break them.

Job 39:17
For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding.

Lamentations 4:3
Ghimel. Even the sea monsters have drawn out the breast, they have given suck to their young: the daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostrich in the desert.

Additional Translations
She treats her young harshly, as if not her own, with no concern that her labor was in vain.She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her's: her labor is in vain without fear;

She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain,'she is without fear;

She has hardened herself against her young ones, as though she bereaved not herself: she labours in vain without fear.

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labour is in vain, without her concern.

She is hardened against her young ones, as if they were not hers: though her labour be in vain, she is without fear;

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labor is in vain without fear;

She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,

Her young ones it hath hardened without her, In vain is her labour without fear.
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