New American Standard Bible
And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.
King James Bible
And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
Darby Bible Translation
And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the beast of the field may trample them.
World English Bible
and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them.
Young's Literal Translation
And she forgetteth that a foot may press it, And a beast of the field tread it down.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And forgetteth that the foot may crush them - She lays her eggs in the sand, and not, as most birds do, in nests made on branches of trees, or on the crags of rocks, where they would be inaccessible, as if she was forgetful of the fact that the wild beast might pass along and crush them. She often wanders away from them, also, and does not stay near them to guard them, as most parent birds do, as if she were unmindful of the danger to which they might be exposed when she was absent. The object of all this seems to be, to call the attention to the uniqueness in the natural history of this bird, and to observe that there were laws and arrangements in regard to it which seemed to show that she was deprived of wisdom, and yet that everything was so ordered as to prove that she was under the care of the Almighty. The great variety in the laws pertaining to the animal kingdom, and especially their lack of resemblance to what would have occurred to man, seems to give the special force and point to the argument used here.
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
For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,
"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;
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