New International Version
Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
King James Bible
Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field, they go forth, and return not unto them.
World English Bible
Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don't return again.
Young's Literal Translation
Safe are their young ones, They grow up in the field, they have gone out, And have not returned to them.
Job 39:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In good liking - After the fawns have sucked for some time, the dam leads them to the pastures, where they feed on different kinds of herbage; but not on corn, for they are not born before harvest-time in Arabia and Palestine, and the stag does not feed on corn, but on grass, moss, and the shoots of the fir, beech, and other trees: therefore the word בר bar, here translated corn, should be translated the open field or country. See Parkhurst. Their nurslings bound away - Mr. Good. In a short time they become independent of the mother, leave her, and return no more. The spirit of the questions in these verses appears to be the following: - Understandest thou the cause of breeding of the mountain goats, etc.? Art thou acquainted with the course and progress of the parturition, and the manner in which the bones grow, and acquire solidity in the womb? See Mr. Good's observations. Houbigant's version appears very correct: (Knowest thou) "how their young ones grow up, increase in the fields, and once departing, return to them no more?"
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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 …
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They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.
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