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Job 38:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Canst thou hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Dost thou hunt the prey for the lioness, and dost thou satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wilt thou hunt—for the Lioness—prey? Or, the craving of the Strong Lion, wilt thou satisfy;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wilt thou take the prey for the lioness, and satisfy the appetite of her whelps,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wilt thou hunt the pray for the lyon? Or fill the appetite of the young lyons,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And wilt thou hunt a prey for the lions? and satisfy the desires of the serpents?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wilt thou hunt 6679
{6679} Prime
צוּד
tsuwd
{tsood}
A primitive root; to lie alongside (that is, in wait); by implication to catch an animal (figuratively men); (denominative from H6718) to victual (for a journey).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the prey 2964
{2964} Prime
טֶרֶף
tereph
{teh'-ref}
From H2963; something torn, that is, a fragment, for example a fresh leaf, prey, food.
for the lion? 3833
{3833} Prime
לָבִיא
labiy'
{law-bee'}
From an unused root meaning to roar; a lion (properly a lioness as the fiercer (although not a roarer; compare H0738)).
or fill 4390
{4390} Prime
מָלֵא
male'
{maw-lay'}
A primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the appetite 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
of the young lions, 3715
{3715} Prime
כְּפִיר
k@phiyr
{kef-eer'}
From H3722; a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 38:39

_ _ At Job 38:39-39:30, the instincts of animals. Is it thou that givest it the instinct to hunt its prey? (Psalms 104:21).

_ _ appetite — literally, “life,” which depends on the appetite” (Job 33:20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:25-41.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 38:39

Hunt — Is it by thy care that the lions who live in desert places are furnished with necessary provisions? This is another wonderful work of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 38:39

Wilt (a) thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

(a) After he had declared God's works in the heavens, he shows his marvellous providence in earth, even toward the brute beasts.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Wilt:

Job 4:10-11 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken. ... The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing].
Psalms 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
Psalms 145:15-16 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. ... Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

appetite:
Heb. life
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