Job 24:5
New International Version
Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go about their labor of foraging food; the wasteland provides food for their children.

New Living Translation
Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, the poor must spend all their time looking for food, searching even in the desert for food for their children.

English Standard Version
Behold, like wild donkeys in the desert the poor go out to their toil, seeking game; the wasteland yields food for their children.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go to work foraging for food; the wasteland is food for their children.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.

New King James Version
Indeed, like wild donkeys in the desert, They go out to their work, searching for food. The wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, the poor go out to their task of foraging for food; the desert provides nourishment for their children.

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

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go out to their task of foraging for food; the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.

International Standard Version
"Look! Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, they work diligently as they seek wild game in the desert, food for them and their young ones.

NET Bible
Like wild donkeys in the desert they go out to their labor, seeking diligently for food; the wasteland provides food for them and for their children.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like wild donkeys in the desert, poor people go out to do their work, looking for food. The plains provide food for their children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, as wild asses in the wilderness They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The desert yieldeth them bread for their children.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, rising early for a prey; the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising early for a prey: the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
4They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding. 5Indeed, like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go to work foraging for food; the wasteland is food for their children. 6They gather fodder in the fields and glean the vineyards of the wicked.…
Cross References
Genesis 16:12
He will be a wild donkey of a man, and his hand will be against everyone, and everyone's hand against him; he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."

Job 24:6
They gather fodder in the fields and glean the vineyards of the wicked.

Job 39:5
Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from the harness?

Job 39:6
I made the wilderness his home and the salt flats his dwelling.

Psalm 104:23
Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until evening.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

wild asses

Job 39:5-7
Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? …

Jeremiah 2:24
A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.

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

rising

Job 24:14
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Proverbs 4:16
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Hosea 7:6
For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.

the wilderness

Job 5:5
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

Genesis 16:12
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.







Lexicon
Indeed,
הֵ֤ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

[like] wild donkeys
פְּרָאִ֨ים ׀ (pə·rā·’îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6501: A wild donkey

in the desert,
בַּֽמִּדְבָּ֗ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

the poor go
יָצְא֣וּ (yā·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to work
בְּ֭פָעֳלָם (bə·p̄ā·‘o·lām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6467: Doing, deed, work

foraging
מְשַׁחֲרֵ֣י (mə·ša·ḥă·rê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7836: To dawn, be, early at any task, to search for

for food;
לַטָּ֑רֶף (laṭ·ṭā·rep̄)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2964: Something torn, a fragment, a fresh leaf, prey, food

the wasteland
עֲרָבָ֥ה (‘ă·rā·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6160: Arabah -- a steppe or desert plain, also a desert valley running south from the Sea of Galilee

is food
לֶ֝֗חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

for their children.
לַנְּעָרִֽים׃ (lan·nə·‘ā·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer
Verse 5. - Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work. Plundering bands of wicked marauders scour the desert, like troops of wild asses, going forth early to their work, and late taking rest - rising betimes for a prey, and generally finding it, since the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children. They are sure to find some plunder or other ere the day is over. 24:1-12 Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, God layeth not folly to them; that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jer 17:11.
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