New International Version
Wild donkeys stand on the barren heights and pant like jackals; their eyes fail for lack of food."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the wild asses stand on the heights, they snuff up the wind like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.
World English Bible
The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.
Young's Literal Translation
And wild asses have stood on high places, They have swallowed up wind like dragons, Consumed have been their eyes, for there is no herb.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Snuffed up the wind like dragons - תנים tannim here probably means the hippopotamus, who, after feeding under the water, is obliged to come to the surface in order to take in fresh draughts of air; or it may mean the wild asses.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they. They sucked in the air, for want of water, to cool their internal heat.
'O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do Thou it for Thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against Thee. 8. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest Thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? 9. Why shouldest Thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy name; leave us not.'--JER. xiv. 7-9. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Question of the Contemplative Life
"Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied its ropes?
I gave it the wasteland as its home, the salt flats as its habitat.
The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever, the delight of donkeys, a pasture for flocks,
a wild donkey accustomed to the desert, sniffing the wind in her craving-- in her heat who can restrain her? Any males that pursue her need not tire themselves; at mating time they will find her.
How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.
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