Job 39:21
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New American Standard Bible
"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.

King James Bible
He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

Darby Bible Translation
He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth forth to meet the armed host.

World English Bible
He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength. He goes out to meet the armed men.

Young's Literal Translation
They dig in a valley, and he rejoiceth in power, He goeth forth to meet the armour.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He paweth in the valley - Margin, "or, His feet dig." The marginal reading is more in accordance with the Hebrew. The reference is to the well known fact of the "pawing" of the horse with his feet, as if he would dig up the ground. The same idea occurs in Virgil, as quoted above:

caavatque

Tellurem, et solido graviter solar ungula cornu.

Also in Apollonius, L. iii.:"Argonauticon:"

Ὡς δ ̓ ἀρήΐος ἵππος, ἐελδόμενος πολεμοίο,

Σκαρθμῷ ἐπιχρεμέθων κρούει πέδον.

Hōs d' arēios hippos, eeldomenos polemoio,

Skarthmō epichremethōn krouei pedon.

"As a war-horse, impatient for the battle,

Neighing beats the ground with bis hoofs"

He goeth on to meet the armed men - Margin, "armor." The margin is in accordance with the Hebrew, but still the idea is substantially the same. The horse rushes on furiously against the weapons of war.

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Library
Whether 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
The birds are the saints, because they fly to the higher heart; in the gospel: and he made great branches that the birds of the air might live in their shade. [Mark 4:32] Flying is the death of the saints in God or the knowledge of the Scriptures; in the psalm: I shall fly and I shall be at rest. [Ps. 54(55):7 Vulgate] The wings are the two testaments; in Ezekiel: your body will fly with two wings of its own. [Ez. 1:23] The feathers are the Scriptures; in the psalm: the wings of the silver dove.
St. Eucherius of Lyons—The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons

Cross References
Job 39:22
"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.

Jeremiah 8:6
"I have listened and heard, They have spoken what is not right; No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?' Everyone turned to his course, Like a horse charging into the battle.

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