Job 38:40
New International Version
when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?

New Living Translation
as they lie in their dens or crouch in the thicket?

English Standard Version
when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in their thicket?

Berean Study Bible
when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait in the thicket?

King James Bible
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

New King James Version
When they crouch in their dens, Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait?

New American Standard Bible
When they crouch in their hiding places, And lie in wait in their lair?

NASB 1995
When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?

NASB 1977
When they crouch in their dens, And lie in wait in their lair?

Amplified Bible
When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?

Christian Standard Bible
when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait within their lairs?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait within their lairs?

American Standard Version
When they couch in their dens, And abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who multiplies animals in the wilderness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they fear in their lairs, and lying in wait couch in the woods.

Contemporary English Version
Do you send an animal into their den?

Douay-Rheims Bible
When they couch in the dens and lie in wait in holes?

Good News Translation
when they hide in their caves, or lie in wait in their dens?

International Standard Version
when they crouch in their dens and lie in ambush in their lairs?

JPS Tanakh 1917
When they couch in their dens, And abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Literal Standard Version
When they bow down in dens—Abide in a thicket for a covert?

New American Bible
While they crouch in their dens, or lie in ambush in the thicket?

NET Bible
when they crouch in their dens, when they wait in ambush in the thicket?

New Revised Standard Version
when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert?

New Heart English Bible
when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket?

World English Bible
when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket?

Young's Literal Translation
When they bow down in dens -- Abide in a thicket for a covert?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
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? 41Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God as they wander about for lack of food?…

Cross References
Job 37:8
The wild animals enter their lairs; they settle down in their dens.

Job 38:41
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God as they wander about for lack of food?


Treasury of Scripture

When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Genesis 49:9
Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Numbers 24:9
He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.











Verse 40. - When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait (comp. Psalm 10:9, 10; Psalm 17:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
when
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they crouch
יָשֹׁ֥חוּ (yā·šō·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

in their dens
בַמְּעוֹנ֑וֹת (ḇam·mə·‘ō·w·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4585: An abode, of God, men, animals, a retreat

and lie
יֵשְׁב֖וּ (yê·šə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in
לְמוֹ־ (lə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 3926: To or foreign

wait
אָֽרֶב׃ (’ā·reḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 695: A lying in wait, a covert, lair

in the thicket?
בַסֻּכָּ֣ה (ḇas·suk·kāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5521: A thicket, booth


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