Job 39:24
New International Version
In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.

New Living Translation
It paws the ground fiercely and rushes forward into battle when the ram’s horn blows.

English Standard Version
With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground; he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

Berean Study Bible
Trembling with excitement, he devours the distance; he cannot stand still when the ram’s horn sounds.

King James Bible
He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

New King James Version
He devours the distance with fierceness and rage; Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has sounded.

New American Standard Bible
“He races over the ground with a roar and fury, And he does not stand still when he hears the sound of the trumpet.

NASB 1995
“With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.

NASB 1977
“With shaking and rage he races over the ground; And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.

Amplified Bible
“With fierceness and rage he races to devour the ground, And he does not stand still at the sound of the [war] trumpet.

Christian Standard Bible
He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the sound of the ram’s horn.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet’s sound.

American Standard Version
He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He runs on the Earth with shaking and with passion and is not afraid of the sound of the trumpet

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and he will not believe until the trumpet sounds.

Contemporary English Version
Unable to stand still, they gallop eagerly into battle when trumpets blast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Chasing and raging he swalloweth the ground, neither doth he make account when the noise of the trumpet soundeth.

English Revised Version
He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet.

Good News Translation
Trembling with excitement, the horses race ahead; when the trumpet blows, they can't stand still.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Anxious and excited, the horse eats up the ground and doesn't trust the sound of the ram's horn.

International Standard Version
Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound!

JPS Tanakh 1917
He swalloweth the ground with storm and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the horn.

Literal Standard Version
He swallows the ground with trembling and rage, And does not remain steadfast Because of the sound of a horn.

NET Bible
In excitement and impatience it consumes the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet is blown.

New Heart English Bible
He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

World English Bible
He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

Young's Literal Translation
With trembling and rage he swalloweth the ground, And remaineth not stedfast Because of the sound of a trumpet.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Speaks of His Creation
23A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and lance. 24Trembling with excitement, he devours the distance; he cannot stand still when the ram’s horn sounds. 25At the blast of the horn, he snorts with fervor. He catches the scent of battle from afar—the shouts of captains and the cry of war.…

Cross References
Job 39:23
A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and lance.

Job 39:25
At the blast of the horn, he snorts with fervor. He catches the scent of battle from afar--the shouts of captains and the cry of war.


Treasury of Scripture

He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believes he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

He swalloweth

Job 37:20
Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

Habakkuk 1:8,9
Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat…

neither

Job 9:16
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Job 29:24
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Luke 24:41
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?









(24) Neither believeth he--i.e., he disregardeth the summons of the trumpet, as though he did not believe that it gave the call to war.

Verse 24. - He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and. rage. This is a common metaphor to denote the rapidity with which the horse covers the space that lies before him. Virgil has, "Corripiuut spatia" ('AEnid,' 5:316); Silius ltalions, "Campum volatu rapucre" (3:308); Shakespeare, "He seemed in running to devour the way." Arab poets have similar expressions (see Bochart, ' Hieroz.,' pt. 1. bk. 2. o. 8). Neither beiieveth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. (So Schultens, Canon Cook, and our Revisers.) But most recent critics prefer to render, "He standeth not still when the trumpet soundeth," and compare Virgil's "Stare loco nescit" ('Georg.,' 3:84).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Trembling
בְּרַ֣עַשׁ (bə·ra·‘aš)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7494: Vibration, bounding, uproar

with excitement,
וְ֭רֹגֶז (wə·rō·ḡez)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7267: Commotion, restlessness, crash, disquiet, anger

he devours
יְגַמֶּא־ (yə·ḡam·me-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1572: To swallow (liquids)

the distance;
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

he cannot
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

stand still
יַ֝אֲמִ֗ין (ya·’ă·mîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

when the trumpet
שׁוֹפָֽר׃ (šō·w·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7782: A cornet, curved horn

sounds.
ק֥וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound


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