Job 38:39
New International Version
"Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions

New Living Translation
“Can you stalk prey for a lioness and satisfy the young lions’ appetites

English Standard Version
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Berean Study Bible
Can you hunt the prey for a lioness or satisfy the hunger of young lions

King James Bible
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

New King James Version
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

New American Standard Bible
“Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of young lions,

NASB 1995
"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

NASB 1977
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Amplified Bible
“Can you [Job] hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions

Christian Standard Bible
Can you hunt prey for a lioness or satisfy the appetite of young lions

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you hunt prey for a lioness or satisfy the appetite of young lions

American Standard Version
Canst thou hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who gives a lion food and has filled the soul of the lions?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And wilt thou hunt a prey for the lions? and satisfy the desires of the serpents?

Contemporary English Version
When lions are hungry, do you help them hunt?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou take the prey for the lioness, and satisfy the appetite of her whelps,

English Revised Version
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lioness? or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Good News Translation
Do you find food for lions to eat, and satisfy hungry young lions

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Can you hunt prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of her cubs

International Standard Version
"Can you hunt prey for the lioness to satisfy young lions

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lioness? Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Literal Standard Version
Do you hunt prey for a lion? And fulfill the desire of young lions?

NET Bible
"Do you hunt prey for the lioness, and satisfy the appetite of the lions,

New Heart English Bible
"Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

World English Bible
"Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
38when the dust hardens into a mass and the clods of earth stick together? 39Can you hunt the prey for a lioness or satisfy the hunger of young lions 40when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait in the thicket?…

Cross References
Job 38:38
when the dust hardens into a mass and the clods of earth stick together?

Psalm 104:21
The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.

Proverbs 6:30
Men do not despise the thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger.


Treasury of Scripture

Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Wilt

Job 4:10,11
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken…

Psalm 34:10
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Psalm 104:21
The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

appetite.









(39) Wilt thou hunt the prey?--The new chapter ought to begin here with this verse, inasmuch as the animal creation now passes under review.

Verse 39. - Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? A new departure. Ch. 39 should commence from this point. What does Job know of the habits and instincts of animals? Can he arrange so that the lion (rather, lioness) shall obtain its proper prey, and thus fill the appetite - or, satisfy the appetite (Revised Version) - of the young lions, which depend on their dam? Certainly not. "The lions, roaring after their prey, do seek their meat from God" (Psalm 104:21).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can you hunt
הֲתָצ֣וּד (hă·ṯā·ṣūḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6679: To lie alongside, to catch an animal, to victual

the prey
טָ֑רֶף (ṭā·rep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2964: Something torn, a fragment, a fresh leaf, prey, food

for a lioness
לְלָבִ֣יא (lə·lā·ḇî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3833: To roar, a lion,

or satisfy
תְּמַלֵּֽא׃ (tə·mal·lê)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

the hunger
וְחַיַּ֖ת (wə·ḥay·yaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

of young lions
כְּפִירִ֣ים (kə·p̄î·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3715: A village, a young lion


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