Job 39:7
New International Version
It laughs at the commotion in the town; it does not hear a driver's shout.

New Living Translation
It hates the noise of the city and has no driver to shout at it.

English Standard Version
He scorns the tumult of the city; he hears not the shouts of the driver.

Berean Study Bible
He scorns the tumult of the city and never hears the shouts of a driver.

New American Standard Bible
"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.

King James Bible
He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.

Christian Standard Bible
It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver.

Contemporary English Version
They stay far from crowded cities and refuse to be tamed.

Good News Translation
They keep far away from the noisy cities, and no one can tame them and make them work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver.

International Standard Version
He despises city noises; he ignores the shouts of the driver.

NET Bible
It scorns the tumult in the town; it does not hear the shouts of a driver.

New Heart English Bible
He scorns the tumult of the city, neither does he hear the shouting of the driver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It laughs at the noise of the city and doesn't [even] listen to the shouting of its master.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver.

New American Standard 1977
“He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He laughs at the multitude of the city, neither does he hearken to the voice of the exactor of tribute.

King James 2000 Bible
He scorns the multitude of the city, neither regards he the shouts of the driver.

American King James Version
He scorns the multitude of the city, neither regards he the crying of the driver.

American Standard Version
He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He laughs to scorn the multitude of the city, and hears not the chiding of the tax-gatherer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He scorneth the multitude of the city, he heareth not the cry of the driver.

Darby Bible Translation
He laugheth at the tumult of the city, and heareth not the shouts of the driver;

English Revised Version
He scorneth the tumult of the city, neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver.

Webster's Bible Translation
He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.

World English Bible
He scorns the tumult of the city, neither does he hear the shouting of the driver.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth laugh at the multitude of a city, The cries of an exactor he heareth not.
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
6I made the wilderness his home and the salt flats his dwelling. 7He scorns the tumult of the city and never hears the shouts of a driver. 8He roams the mountains for pasture, searching for any green thing.…
Cross References
Job 39:6
I made the wilderness his home and the salt flats his dwelling.

Job 39:8
He roams the mountains for pasture, searching for any green thing.

Treasury of Scripture

He scorns the multitude of the city, neither regards he the crying of the driver.

scorneth

Job 39:18
What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

Job 3:18
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

Isaiah 31:4
For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

driver.

Exodus 5:13-16,18
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw…

Isaiah 58:3
Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.







Lexicon
He scorns
יִ֭שְׂחַק (yiś·ḥaq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7832: To laugh, to play

the tumult
לַהֲמ֣וֹן (la·hă·mō·wn)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

of the city
קִרְיָ֑ה (qir·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7151: A town, city

and never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

hears
יִשְׁמָֽע׃ (yiš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the shouts
תְּשֻׁא֥וֹת (tə·šu·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8663: A crashing, loud clamor

of a driver.
נ֝וֹגֵ֗שׂ (nō·w·ḡêś)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5065: To drive, to tax, harass, tyrannize
(7) The crying of the driver.--Or, the shoutings of the taskmaster. The word is the same as is applied to the taskmasters of Egypt, and this suggests the question whether or not there may be a reminiscence of that bondage here.

Verse 7. - He scorneth the multitude of the city. Avoids, that is, the haunts of men, and is never seen near them. Neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. Nothing will induce the wild ass to submit to domestication. 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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