Job 39:2
New International Version
Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?

New Living Translation
Do you know how many months they carry their young? Are you aware of the time of their delivery?

English Standard Version
Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth,

Berean Study Bible
Can you count the months they are pregnant? Do you know the time they give birth?

New American Standard Bible
"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?

New King James Version
Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they bear young?

King James Bible
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you count the months they are pregnant so you can know the time they give birth?

Contemporary English Version
How long are they pregnant

Good News Translation
Do you know how long they carry their young? Do you know the time for their birth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you count the months they are pregnant so you can know the time they give birth?

International Standard Version
Can you count the months of their gestation? Do you know the time when they give birth,

NET Bible
Do you count the months they must fulfill, and do you know the time they give birth?

New Heart English Bible
Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can you count the months they are pregnant or know the time when they'll give birth?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

New American Standard 1977
“Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil, and knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

King James 2000 Bible
Can you number the months that they fulfill? or know you the time when they bring forth?

American King James Version
Can you number the months that they fulfill? or know you the time when they bring forth?

American Standard Version
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and if thou has hast numbered the full months of their being with young, and if thou hast relieved their pangs:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou numbered the months of their conceiving, or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou number the months that they fulfil? and knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

English Revised Version
Canst thou number the months that they fulfill? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

Webster's Bible Translation
Canst thou number the months that they fulfill? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

World English Bible
Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost number the months they fulfil? And thou hast known the time of their bringing forth!
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
1“Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the doe bear her fawn? 2Can you count the months they are pregnant? Do you know the time they give birth? 3They crouch down and bring forth their young; they deliver their newborn.…
Cross References
Job 39:1
Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the doe bear her fawn?

Job 39:3
They crouch down and bring forth their young; they deliver their newborn.

Treasury of Scripture

Can you number the months that they fulfill? or know you the time when they bring forth?

Jeremiah 2:24
A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.







Lexicon
Can you count
תִּסְפֹּ֣ר (tis·pōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

the months
יְרָחִ֣ים (yə·rā·ḥîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3391: A lunation, month

they are pregnant?
תְּמַלֶּ֑אנָה (tə·mal·le·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

Do you know
וְ֝יָדַ֗עְתָּ (wə·yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the time
עֵ֣ת (‘êṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

they give birth?
לִדְתָּֽנָה׃ (liḏ·tā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage
Verse 2. - Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? With an animal so wild as the ibex, these secrets of nature would be difficult to observe and note down. In Job's time probably no one had made such subjects an object of inquiry. Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? This would be less difficult to observe. The breeding-time of most wild animals is known in the country which produces 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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