Job 30:29
New International Version
I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of owls.

New Living Translation
Instead, I am considered a brother to jackals and a companion to owls.

English Standard Version
I am a brother of jackals and a companion of ostriches.

Berean Study Bible
I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of ostriches.

King James Bible
I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

New King James Version
I am a brother of jackals, And a companion of ostriches.

New American Standard Bible
“I have become a brother to jackals, And a companion of ostriches.

NASB 1995
“I have become a brother to jackals And a companion of ostriches.

NASB 1977
“I have become a brother to jackals, And a companion of ostriches.

Amplified Bible
“I am a brother to [howling] jackals, And a companion to ostriches [which scream dismally].

Christian Standard Bible
I have become a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have become a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches.

American Standard Version
I am a brother to jackals, And a companion to ostriches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have been a brother to jackals, and a friend to the daughters of ostriches

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am become a brother of monsters, and a companion of ostriches.

Contemporary English Version
making mournful sounds like jackals and owls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was the brother of dragons, and companion of ostriches.

English Revised Version
I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.

Good News Translation
My voice is as sad and lonely as the cries of a jackal or an ostrich.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches.

International Standard Version
I've become a brother to jackals, and a friend to ostriches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am become a brother to jackals, And a companion to ostriches.

Literal Standard Version
I have been a brother to dragons, And a companion to daughters of the ostrich.

NET Bible
I have become a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches.

New Heart English Bible
I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.

World English Bible
I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.

Young's Literal Translation
A brother I have been to dragons, And a companion to daughters of the ostrich.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
28I go about blackened, but not by the sun. I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 29I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of ostriches. 30My skin grows black and peels, and my bones burn with fever.…

Cross References
Psalm 44:19
But You have crushed us in the lair of jackals; You have covered us with deepest darkness.

Isaiah 13:21
But desert creatures will lie down there, and howling creatures will fill her houses. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will leap about.

Isaiah 34:13
Her towers will be overgrown with thorns, her fortresses with thistles and briers. She will become a haunt for jackals, an abode for ostriches.

Isaiah 38:14
I chirp like a swallow or crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak as I look upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my security."

Micah 1:8
Because of this I will lament and wail; I will walk barefoot and naked. I will howl like a jackal and mourn like an ostrich.


Treasury of Scripture

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

a brother

Job 17:14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Psalm 102:6
I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Isaiah 13:21,22
But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there…

owls.









(29) Dragons and owls are, according to some moderns, jackals and ostriches.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have become
הָיִ֣יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a brother
אָ֭ח (’āḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

to jackals,
לְתַנִּ֑ים (lə·ṯan·nîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural
Strong's 8577: A marine, land monster, sea-serpent, jackal

and a companion
וְ֝רֵ֗עַ (wə·rê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

of ostriches.
לִבְנ֥וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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