New American Standard Bible
"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?
King James Bible
Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou put confidence in him, because his strength is great? and wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
World English Bible
Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor?
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou trust in him because great is his power? And dost thou leave unto him thy labour?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wilt thou trust him? - As thou dost the ox. In the domestic animals great confidence is of necessity placed, and the reliance on the fidelity of the ox and the horse is not usually misplaced. The idea here is, that the unicorn could not be so tamed that important interests could be safely entrusted to him.
Because his strength is great? - Wilt thou consider his strength as a reason why important interests might be entrusted to him? The strength of the ox, the camel, the horse, and the elephant was a reason why their aid was sought by man to do what he could not himself do. The idea is, that man could not make use of the same reason for employing the rhinoceros.
Wilt thou leave thy labour to him? - Or, rather, the avails of thy labor - the harvest.
LibraryWhether the Mode and Order of the Temptation were Becoming?
Objection 1: It would seem that the mode and order of the temptation were unbecoming. For the devil tempts in order to induce us to sin. But if Christ had assuaged His bodily hunger by changing the stones into bread, He would not have sinned; just as neither did He sin when He multiplied the loaves, which was no less a miracle, in order to succor the hungry crowd. Therefore it seems that this was nowise a temptation. Objection 2: Further, a counselor is inconsistent if he persuades the contrary to …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
On the Animals
"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?
"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?
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