Job 39:14
New International Version
She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,

New Living Translation
She lays her eggs on top of the earth, letting them be warmed in the dust.

English Standard Version
For she leaves her eggs to the earth and lets them be warmed on the ground,

Berean Study Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand.

King James Bible
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

New King James Version
For she leaves her eggs on the ground, And warms them in the dust;

New American Standard Bible
For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,

NASB 1995
For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,

NASB 1977
For she abandons her eggs to the earth, And warms them in the dust,

Amplified Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the ground And warms them in the dust,

Christian Standard Bible
She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.

American Standard Version
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she leaves her daughters on the ground, and warms them upon the dust

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for the ostrich will leave her eggs in the ground, and warm them on the dust,

Contemporary English Version
She abandons her eggs and lets the dusty ground keep them warm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When she leaveth her eggs on the earth, thou perhaps wilt warm them in the dust.

English Revised Version
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,

Good News Translation
The ostrich leaves her eggs on the ground for the heat in the soil to warm them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It lays its eggs on the ground and warms them in the dust.

International Standard Version
She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in dust,

Literal Standard Version
For she leaves her eggs on the earth, "" And she warms them on the dust,

NET Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the ground, and lets them be warmed on the soil.

New Heart English Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,

World English Bible
For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,

Young's Literal Translation
For she leaveth on the earth her eggs, And on the dust she doth warm them,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Speaks of His Creation
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. 15She forgets that a foot may crush them, or a wild animal may trample them.…

Cross References
Job 39:13
The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but cannot match the pinions and feathers of the stork.

Job 39:15
She forgets that a foot may crush them, or a wild animal may trample them.

Isaiah 44:15
It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it to warm himself, and he kindles a fire and bakes his bread; he even fashions it into a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.

Lamentations 4:3
Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but the daughter of my people has become cruel, like an ostrich in the wilderness.


Treasury of Scripture

Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warms them in dust,









(14) Which leaveth her eggs.--The ostrich only sits upon her eggs at night, when the cold would chill and destroy them; by day the heat of the sand continues the process of hatching.

Verse 14. - Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust. The best authorities tell us that in tropical countries ostriches, having scratched a hole in the sand, and deposited their eggs in it, cover the eggs over with a layer of sand, sometimes as much as a foot in thickness, and, leaving them during the daytime to be kept warm by the heat of the sun, only incubate at night. It is evidently this habit of the bird that is here alluded to. That in cooler countries ostriches do not do this is not to the point. The habit was known in Job's time, and was so noticeable as to characterize the bird to a large extent.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

she leaves
תַעֲזֹ֣ב (ṯa·‘ă·zōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

her eggs
בֵּצֶ֑יהָ (bê·ṣe·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1000: An egg

on the ground
לָאָ֣רֶץ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and lets them warm
תְּחַמֵּֽם׃ (tə·ḥam·mêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2552: To be or become warm

in
וְֽעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the sand.
עָפָ֥ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud


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