Job 39:29
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New International Version
From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.

King James Bible
From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

Darby Bible Translation
From thence he spieth out the prey, his eyes look into the distance;

World English Bible
From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off.

Young's Literal Translation
From thence he hath sought food, To a far off place his eyes look attentively,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Her eyes behold afar off - The eagle was proverbial for her strong and clear sight. So Horace, lib. i., sat. iii., ver. 25: -

Cum tua pervideas oculis mala lippus inunctis,

Cur in amicorum vitas tam cernis acutum,

Quam aut aquila, aut serpens Epidaurius?

"For wherefore while you carelessly pass by

Your own worst vices with unheeding eye,

Why so sharp-sighted in another's fame,

Strong as an eagle's ken, or dragon's beam?"


So Aelian, lib. i., cap. 42. And Homer, Iliad xvii., calls the eagle οξυτατον ὑπουρανιων πετεηνων, "The most quick-sighted of all fowls under heaven."

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Job 9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey.

her (The eagle is proverbial for her strong and clear sight.)

Whether Daring is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that daring is not a sin. For it is written (Job 39:21) concerning the horse, by which according to Gregory (Moral. xxxi) the godly preacher is denoted, that "he goeth forth boldly to meet armed men [*Vulg.: 'he pranceth boldly, he goeth forth to meet armed men']." But no vice redounds to a man's praise. Therefore it is not a sin to be daring. Objection 2: Further, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. vi, 9), "one should take counsel in thought, and do quickly what has been
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Prov. 22:06 the Duties of Parents
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."--Prov. 22:6. I SUPPOSE that most professing Christians are acquainted with the text at the head of this page. The sound of it is probably familiar to your ears, like an old tune. It is likely you have heard it, or read it, talked of it, or quoted it, many a time. Is it not so? But, after all, how little is the substance of this text regarded! The doctrine it contains appears scarcely known, the duty it puts
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Job 9:26
They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey.

Job 39:28
It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold.

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