Job 38:41
New International Version
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?

New Living Translation
Who provides food for the ravens when their young cry out to God and wander about in hunger?

English Standard Version
Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?

Berean Study Bible
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God as they wander about for lack of food?

New American Standard Bible
"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?

King James Bible
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

Christian Standard Bible
Who provides the raven's food when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?

Contemporary English Version
And when starving young ravens cry out to me for food, do you satisfy their hunger?

Good News Translation
Who is it that feeds the ravens when they wander about hungry, when their young cry to me for food?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who provides the raven's food when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?

International Standard Version
Who prepares food for the raven, when its offspring cry out to God as they wander for lack of food?"

NET Bible
Who prepares prey for the raven, when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?

New Heart English Bible
Who provides for the raven his prey, when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Who provides food for the crow when its young ones cry to God and wander around in need of food?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, and wander for lack of food?

New American Standard 1977
“Who prepares for the raven its nourishment, When its young cry to God, And wander about without food?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who provided food for the raven; when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of food?

King James 2000 Bible
Who provides for the raven its food? when its young ones cry unto God, they wander about for lack of food.

American King James Version
Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for lack of meat.

American Standard Version
Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, And wander for lack of food?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And who has prepared food for the raven? for its young ones wander and cry to the Lord, in search of food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who provideth food for the raven, when her young ones cry to God, wandering about, because they have no meat?

Darby Bible Translation
Who provideth for the raven his food, when his young ones cry unto God, [and] they wander for lack of meat?

English Revised Version
Who provideth for the raven his food, when his young ones cry unto God, and wander for lack of meat?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for want of food.

World English Bible
Who provides for the raven his prey, when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?

Young's Literal Translation
Who doth prepare for a raven his provision, When his young ones cry unto God? They wander without food.
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
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
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap; they have no storehouse or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!

Psalm 104:27
All creatures look to You to give them their food in due season.

Psalm 147:9
He provides food for the animals, and for the young ravens when they call.

Treasury of Scripture

Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for lack of meat.

Psalm 104:27,28
These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season…

Psalm 147:9
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Matthew 6:26
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?







Lexicon
Who
מִ֤י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

provides
יָכִ֥ין (yā·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

food
צֵ֫יד֥וֹ (ṣê·ḏōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6718: The chase, game, lunch

for the raven
לָעֹרֵ֗ב (lā·‘ō·rêḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6158: A raven

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

its young
יְ֭לָדָיו (yə·lā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

cry out
יְשַׁוֵּ֑עוּ (yə·šaw·wê·‘ū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7768: To be free, to halloo

to
אֵ֣ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

God
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

as they wander about
יִ֝תְע֗וּ (yiṯ·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

for lack of
לִבְלִי־ (liḇ·lî-)
Preposition-l | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

food?
אֹֽכֶל׃ (’ō·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 400: Food
(41) They wander for lack of meat.--The second clause is not a direct statement, but is dependent on the previous one; thus: "When his young ones cry unto God, when they wander for lack of meat."

Verse 41. - Who provideth for the raven his food? (comp. Luke 12:24, "Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them"). God's mercy is "over all his works," not only over those whereof man sees the utility; but also over beasts of prey, and birds thought to be of ill omen. Especially he cares for the young of each kind, which most need protection. When his young ones cry unto God. So Psalm 147:9, "He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry." The young ravens are driven to cry out, when they, i.e. the parent birds, wander for lack of meat, and have a difficulty in finding it.



38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.
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