Job 39:13
New International Version
"The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork.

New Living Translation
"The ostrich flaps her wings grandly, but they are no match for the feathers of the stork.

English Standard Version
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the pinions and plumage of love?

Berean Study Bible
The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but cannot match the pinions and feathers of the stork.

New American Standard Bible
"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

King James Bible
Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Christian Standard Bible
The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?

Contemporary English Version
An ostrich proudly flaps her wings, but not because she loves her young.

Good News Translation
How fast the wings of an ostrich beat! But no ostrich can fly like a stork.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?

International Standard Version
"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?

NET Bible
"The wings of the ostrich flap with joy, but are they the pinions and plumage of a stork?

New Heart English Bible
"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Does the ostrich flap its wings in joy, or do its wings lack feathers?

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wing of the ostrich beateth joyously; But are her pinions and feathers the kindly stork's?

New American Standard 1977
“The ostriches’ wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

King James 2000 Bible
Gave you the proud wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

American King James Version
Gave you the goodly wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich?

American Standard Version
The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; But are they the pinions and plumage of love?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The peacock has a beautiful wing: if the stork and the ostrich conceive, it is worthy of notice,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wing of the ostrich is like the wings of the heron, and of the hawk.

Darby Bible Translation
The wing of the ostrich beats joyously -- But is it the stork's pinion and plumage?

English Revised Version
The wing of the ostrich rejoiceth, but are her pinions and feathers kindly?

Webster's Bible Translation
Gavest thou the goodly wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich!

World English Bible
"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Young's Literal Translation
The wing of the rattling ones exulteth, Whether the pinion of the ostrich or hawk.
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
12Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor? 13The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but cannot match the pinions and feathers of the stork. 14For she leaves her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:16
the ostrich, the night hawk, the gull, and any kind of hawk;

Job 39:12
Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor?

Job 39:14
For she leaves her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand.

Treasury of Scripture

Gave you the goodly wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich?

peacocks

1 Kings 10:22
For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

2 Chronicles 9:21
For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

wings and feathers unto the.

Job 30:29
I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

Leviticus 11:19
And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

Psalm 104:17
Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.







Lexicon
The wings
כְּנַף־ (kə·nap̄-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

of the ostrich
רְנָנִ֥ים (rə·nā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7443: (bird of) piercing cries (ostrich)

flap joyfully,
נֶעֱלָ֑סָה (ne·‘ĕ·lā·sāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5965: To leap for, joy, exult, wave joyously

but cannot [match]
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the pinions
אֶ֝בְרָ֗ה (’eḇ·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 84: A pinion

and feathers
וְנֹצָֽה׃ (wə·nō·ṣāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5133: A pinion, plumage

of the stork.
חֲסִידָ֥ה (ḥă·sî·ḏāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2624: The kind, bird, a stork
(13) Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks?--Rather, The wing of the ostrich is superb, but are her pinions and her feathers like the stork's? Ostrich feathers are said to be worth from 8 to 15 a pound; but, beautiful and valuable as they are, they are hardly like the plumage of a bird, and are not so used for flight; on the contrary, the ostrich runs like a quadruped, it is stated at the rate sometimes of fifty or sixty miles an hour.

Verse 13. - Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? rather, the wing of the ostrich (literally, of ostriches) is exultant; i.e. a thing that it glories in. The allusion is, perhaps, to the flapping of its wings by the ostrich, as it hurries over the ground, which is sore, thing like that of a cock before crowing or after beating an antagonist. Or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? This clause is very obscure, but may perhaps mean, Are her feathers and plumage kindly? (see the Revised Version); i.e. does she use them for the same kindly purpose as other birds - to warm her eggs, and forward the process of hatching them? 39:1-30 God inquires of Job concerning several animals. - In these questions the Lord continued to humble Job. In this chapter several animals are spoken of, whose nature or situation particularly show the power, wisdom, and manifold works of God. The wild ass. It is better to labour and be good for something, than to ramble and be good for nothing. From the untameableness of this and other creatures, we may see, how unfit we are to give law to Providence, who cannot give law even to a wild ass's colt. The unicorn, a strong, stately, proud creature. He is able to serve, but not willing; and God challenges Job to force him to it. It is a great mercy if, where God gives strength for service, he gives a heart; it is what we should pray for, and reason ourselves into, which the brutes cannot do. Those gifts are not always the most valuable that make the finest show. Who would not rather have the voice of the nightingale, than the tail of the peacock; the eye of the eagle and her soaring wing, and the natural affection of the stork, than the beautiful feathers of the ostrich, which can never rise above the earth, and is without natural affection? The description of the war-horse helps to explain the character of presumptuous sinners. Every one turneth to his course, as the horse rushes into the battle. When a man's heart is fully set in him to do evil, and he is carried on in a wicked way, by the violence of his appetites and passions, there is no making him fear the wrath of God, and the fatal consequences of sin. Secure sinners think themselves as safe in their sins as the eagle in her nest on high, in the clefts of the rocks; but I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord, #Jer 49:16". All these beautiful references to the works of nature, should teach us a right view of the riches of the wisdom of Him who made and sustains all things. The want of right views concerning the wisdom of God, which is ever present in all things, led Job to think and speak unworthily of Providence.
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