Job 39:10
New International Version
Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness? Will it till the valleys behind you?

New Living Translation
Can you hitch a wild ox to a plow? Will it plow a field for you?

English Standard Version
Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes, or will he harrow the valleys after you?

Berean Study Bible
Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he plow the valleys behind you?

King James Bible
Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

New King James Version
Can you bind the wild ox in the furrow with ropes? Or will he plow the valleys behind you?

New American Standard Bible
“Can you tie down the wild bull in a furrow with ropes, Or will he plow the valleys after you?

NASB 1995
“Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?

NASB 1977
“Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes? Or will he harrow the valleys after you?

Amplified Bible
“Can you bind the wild ox with a harness [to the plow] in the furrow? Or will he plow the valleys for you?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you hold the wild ox to a furrow by its harness? Will it plow the valleys behind you?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you hold the wild ox to a furrow by its harness? Will it plow the valleys behind you?

American Standard Version
Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you bind a yoke on the neck of the wild ox and he drives a plow in the rugged place?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And wilt thou bind his yoke with thongs, or will he plough furrows for thee in the plain?

Contemporary English Version
Could you force him to plow or to drag a heavy log to smooth out the soil?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Canst thou bind the rhinoceros with thy thong to plough, or will he break the clods of the valleys after thee?

English Revised Version
Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

Good News Translation
Can you hold one with a rope and make him plow? Or make him pull a harrow in your fields?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can you guide a wild ox in a furrow, or will it plow the valleys behind you?

International Standard Version
Can you bind the ox to plow a furrow with a rope? Will he harrow after you in the valley?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

Literal Standard Version
Do you bind a wild ox in a furrow [with] his thick band? Does he harrow valleys after you?

NET Bible
Can you bind the wild ox to a furrow with its rope, will it till the valleys, following after you?

New Heart English Bible
Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?

World English Bible
Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou bind a Reem in a furrow with his thick band? Doth he harrow valleys after thee?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Speaks of His Creation
9Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night? 10Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he plow the valleys behind you? 11Can you rely on his great strength? Will you leave your hard work to him?…

Cross References
Numbers 23:22
God brought them out of Egypt with strength like a wild ox.

Job 39:9
Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?

Job 39:11
Can you rely on his great strength? Will you leave your hard work to him?


Treasury of Scripture

Can you bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after you?

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

Job 1:14
And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

Job 41:5
Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?









Verse 10. - Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? That is, "as thou bindest the ox?" Canst thou make him plough for thee? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Another common employment of oxen.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can you hold
הֲ‍ֽתִקְשָׁר־ (hăṯiq·šār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7194: To tie, gird, confine, compact, in love, league

[him]
רֵ֭ים (rêm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7214: A wild bull

to the furrow
בְּתֶ֣לֶם (bə·ṯe·lem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8525: A bank, terrace

with a harness?
עֲבֹת֑וֹ (‘ă·ḇō·ṯōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5688: Something intwined, a string, wreath, foliage

Will he plow
יְשַׂדֵּ֖ד (yə·śad·dêḏ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7702: To abrade, harrow a, field

the valleys
עֲמָקִ֣ים (‘ă·mā·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6010: A vale

behind you?
אַחֲרֶֽיךָ׃ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part


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