Job 6:5
New International Version
Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?

New Living Translation
Don’t I have a right to complain? Don’t wild donkeys bray when they find no grass, and oxen bellow when they have no food?

English Standard Version
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass, or the ox low over his fodder?

Berean Study Bible
Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass, or an ox low over its fodder?

New American Standard Bible
"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?

King James Bible
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Christian Standard Bible
Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass or an ox low over its fodder?

Contemporary English Version
Do oxen and wild donkeys cry out in distress unless they are hungry?

Good News Translation
A donkey is content when eating grass, and a cow is quiet when eating hay.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass or an ox low over its fodder?

International Standard Version
"Will the wild donkey bray from hunger if fresh grass is beside him? Will the ox low from distress if it is near its feed?

NET Bible
"Does the wild donkey bray when it is near grass? Or does the ox low near its fodder?

New Heart English Bible
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Does a wild donkey bray when it's [eating] grass, or does an ox make a sound over its hay?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

New American Standard 1977
“Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? Does the ox low over his fodder?

King James 2000 Bible
Does the wild donkey bray when it has grass? or the ox lows over its fodder?

American King James Version
Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? or lows the ox over his fodder?

American Standard Version
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What then? will the wild ass bray for nothing, if he is not seeking food? or again, will the ox low at the manger, when he has a fodder?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Will the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or will the ox low when he standeth before a full manger?

Darby Bible Translation
Doth the wild ass bray by the grass? loweth an ox over his fodder?

English Revised Version
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Webster's Bible Translation
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

World English Bible
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?

Young's Literal Translation
Brayeth a wild ass over tender grass? Loweth an ox over his provender?
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
4For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me. 5Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass, or an ox low over its fodder? 6Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg?…
Cross References
Genesis 24:25
Then she added, "We have plenty of straw and feed, as well as a place for you to spend the night."

Job 6:6
Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg?

Job 39:5
Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from the harness?

Treasury of Scripture

Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? or lows the ox over his fodder?

when he hath grass.

Psalm 104:14
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;

loweth.

Psalm 42:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Jeremiah 14:6
And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.

Joel 1:18-20
How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate…







Lexicon
Does a wild donkey
פֶּ֥רֶא (pe·re)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6501: A wild donkey

bray
הֲיִֽנְהַק־ (hă·yin·haq-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5101: To bray, scream

over
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

fresh grass,
דֶ֑שֶׁא (ḏe·še)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1877: A sprout, grass

or
אִ֥ם (’im)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

an ox
שּׁ֝֗וֹר (wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

low
יִגְעֶה־ (yiḡ·‘e·hō·šō-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1600: To bellow

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

its fodder?
בְּלִילֽוֹ׃ (bə·lî·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1098: Mixed, feed
Verse 5. - Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? literally, over grass; i.e. when he has grass under his feet, and has consequently no cause of complaint. Job means to say that his own complainings are as natural and instinctive as these of animals (On the species of wild asses known to Job, see the comment on Job 39:5.) Or loweth the ox over his fodder? The lowing of the ox, like the braying of the wild ass, is a complaint - a sign of distress and discomfort. 6:1-7 Job still justifies himself in his complaints. In addition to outward troubles, the inward sense of God's wrath took away all his courage and resolution. The feeling sense of the wrath of God is harder to bear than any outward afflictions. What then did the Saviour endure in the garden and on the cross, when he bare our sins, and his soul was made a sacrifice to Divine justice for us! Whatever burden of affliction, in body or estate, God is pleased to lay upon us, we may well submit to it as long as he continues to us the use of our reason, and the peace of our conscience; but if either of these is disturbed, our case is very pitiable. Job reflects upon his friends for their censures. He complains he had nothing offered for his relief, but what was in itself tasteless, loathsome, and burdensome.
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