Job 40:20
New International Version
The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.

New Living Translation
The mountains offer it their best food, where all the wild animals play.

English Standard Version
For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.

Berean Study Bible
The hills yield him their produce, while all the beasts of the field play nearby.

King James Bible
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

New King James Version
Surely the mountains yield food for him, And all the beasts of the field play there.

New American Standard Bible
“Indeed the mountains bring him food, And all the animals of the field play there.

NASB 1995
“Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the beasts of the field play there.

NASB 1977
“Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the beasts of the field play there.

Amplified Bible
“Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the wild animals play there.

Christian Standard Bible
The hills yield food for him, while all sorts of wild animals play there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The hills yield food for him, while all sorts of wild animals play there.

American Standard Version
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the abundance of the mountains carry to him, and all the animals of the wilderness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when he has gone up to a steep mountain, he causes joy to the quadrupeds in the deep.

Contemporary English Version
Undisturbed, it eats grass while the other animals play nearby. *

Douay-Rheims Bible
To him the mountains bring forth grass : there all the beasts of the field shall play.

English Revised Version
Surely the mountains bring him forth food; where all the beasts of the field do play.

Good News Translation
Grass to feed him grows on the hills where wild beasts play.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The hills bring it food, and all the wild animals play there.

International Standard Version
Mountains produce food for him, where all the wild animals frolic.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, And all the beasts of the field play there.

Literal Standard Version
For mountains bear food for him, And all the beasts of the field play there.

NET Bible
For the hills bring it food, where all the wild animals play.

New Heart English Bible
Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.

World English Bible
Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.

Young's Literal Translation
For food do mountains bear for him, And all the beasts of the field play there.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
19He is the foremost of God’s works; only his Maker can draw the sword against him. 20 The hills yield him their produce, while all the beasts of the field play nearby. 21He lies under the lotus plants, hidden among the reeds of the marsh.…

Cross References
Job 40:21
He lies under the lotus plants, hidden among the reeds of the marsh.

Psalm 104:14
He makes the grass grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth:

Psalm 104:26
There the ships pass, and Leviathan, which You formed to frolic there.


Treasury of Scripture

Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

the mountains

Job 40:15
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

Psalm 147:8,9
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains…

where

Psalm 104:14,26
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; …









Verse 20. - Surely the mountains bring him forth food. Neither the hippopotamus nor the elephant is an inhabitant of "mountains," according to our use of the word. But the harim (הָרִים) of the original is used of very moderate eminences. In the highly poetical language of Job, and especially of this passage, the term may well be applied to the hills on either side of the Nile, which approach closely to the river, and to this day furnish the hippopotamus with a portion of its food (see Hasselquist, ' Travels,' p. 188). Where all the beasts of the field play. By "the beasts of the field" seem to be meant the cattle and other do-mastic animals which are not driven from their pasture-grounds by the "river-horse" (Tristram, 'Nat. Hist. of the Bible,' p. 52).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The hills
הָרִ֣ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

yield
יִשְׂאוּ־ (yiś·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

him
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

their produce,
ב֭וּל (ḇūl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 944: Produce, outgrowth

while all
וְֽכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the beasts
חַיַּ֥ת (ḥay·yaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

of the field
הַ֝שָּׂדֶ֗ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

play
יְשַֽׂחֲקוּ־ (yə·śa·ḥă·qū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play

nearby.
שָֽׁם׃ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither


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