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Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Job 39:1-30

The Theophany Job 38-41 We have now come to the portion of the Book of Job which is known as the Theophany, or Appearance, that is to say, the appearance of the Divine Being. Let us set forth the sacred speech in its fulness and unity: 1. Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind [a voice without a form], and said, 2. Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3. Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4. Where wast thou when... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Job 39:12-18

(12) Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? (13) ¶ Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? (14) Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, (15) And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. (16) She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear; (17) Because God hath deprived her of wisdom,... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Job 39:16

Ones, or eggs which she leaves. (Calmet) --- 'c6lian (xiv. 6.) asserts that this bird will expose her own life to defend her young. Yet the neglect of her eggs, will suffice to make her deemed cruel, Lamentations iv. 3. (Haydock) --- Her. Other birds leave their nests through fear; (Calmet) but this, after sitting a while, will depart carelessly, (Haydock) and if she meet with other eggs on her road, will take to them, thus rendering her own useless. (Bochart) read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Job 39:1-30

v. 1. Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth, their homes being on the rocks near the summits of the mountains? Or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve, noting the travail of the many countless animals scattered in the wilderness? v. 2. Canst thou number the months that they fulfil, namely, in bearing their young? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? The external knowledge concerning these facts Job may have possessed, but he had no idea of the... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Job 39:1-30

The Third Stage of the DisentanglementJob 38:1 to Job 42:6JEHOVAH’S DISCOURSE.—The aim of which is to prove that the Almighty and Only Wise God, with whom no mortal man should dispute, might also ordain suffering simply to prove and test the righteous: (Second Half of the positive solution of the problem.)Job 38:1 to Job 40:5First Discourse of Jehovah (together with Job’s answer): With God, the Almighty and Only Wise, no man may dispute. Job 38:1 to Job 40:51. Introduction: The appearance of... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Job 39:1-30

“Knowest Thou?” “Canst Thou?” Job 39:1-30 The series of questions is continued, and God asks more especially with respect to animated and organic nature. The wild goats, Job 39:1-4 ; the wild ass, Job 39:5-8 ; the wild ox, Job 39:9-12 ; the peacocks and ostriches, Job 39:13-18 ; the war horse, Job 39:19-25 ; the hawk, Job 39:26-30 . In each case some special point is asked, hidden from the observation of ordinary men. If Job were unable to know more than they on such matters as these, how... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Job 39:1-30

And still the unveiling goes forward: the mystery of the begetting and birth of lower animals, with the sorrows of travail, and the finding of strength; the freedom and wildness and splendid untameableness of the wild ass, the uncontrolled strength of the wild ox; in all these things God reveals Himself as interested, and, moreover, as active. The differing manifestations of foolishness and power and wisdom, as they are evident among birds and beasts, are dealt with. The ostrich rejoicing in... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Job 39:16

She is hardened; or, he, i.e. God, hardens her; or, she hardeneth herself. Against her young ones, i.e. against her eggs, which he calls her young ones emphatically, to aggravate her fault and folly in destroying those eggs, which, if not neglected, would have been young ones. As though they were not hers; as if they were laid by some other bird. Or, that they may not be to her, i.e. that they may be utterly lost and destroyed; or as if it were her design to destroy their very being. Her... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Job 39:1-30

NotesJob 39:13. “Gatest thou the goodly wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers into the ostrich?” (MARGIN: “The feathers of the stork and ostrich.”) The whole verse very variously rendered. In the first member, instead of “the peacock,” the term רְנָנִים (renanim) is more correctly translated “ostriches,” being derived from רָנַן (ranan) to “sing, or utter a shrill sound,” and applied to the ostrich from its shrill nocturnal cry. SO BOCHART, SCHULTENS, GESENIUS, and others. Other reasons... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Job 39:1-30

Chapter 39Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? can you mark when the hinds calve? Can you number the months that they fulfil? [Do you know how long their pregnancies are?] or do you know the time when they bring forth? They bow themselves, they bring their young ones, and they cast out their sorrows. Can you actually harness a unicorn to plow in your field and to do your work, to bring in your harvest? Did you paint the beautiful wings on the peacocks? or the... read more

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