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Job 39:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For she leaveth her eggs to the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For she leaveth—to the earth—her eggs, and, on the dust, she letteth them be warmed;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For she leaveth on the earth her eggs, And on the dust she doth warm them,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When she leaveth her eggs on the earth, thou perhaps wilt warm them in the dust.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which leaueth her egges in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— for [the ostrich] will leave her eggs in the ground, and warm them on the dust,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Which x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
leaveth 5800
{5800} Prime
עָזַב
`azab
{aw-zab'}
A primitive root; to loosen, that is, relinquish, permit, etc.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
her eggs 1000
{1000} Prime
בֵּיצָה
beytsah
{bay-tsaw'}
From the same as H0948; an egg (from its whiteness).
in the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
and warmeth 2552
{2552} Prime
חָמַם
chamam
{khaw-mam'}
A primitive root; to be hot (literally or figuratively).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
them in x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
dust, 6083
{6083} Prime
עָפָר
`aphar
{aw-fawr'}
From H6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay, earth, mud.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 39:14-15

_ _ Yet (unlike the stork) she “leaveth,” etc. Hence called by the Arabs “the impious bird.” However, the fact is, she lays her eggs with great care and hatches them, as other birds do; but in hot countries the eggs do not need so constant incubation; she therefore often leaves them and sometimes forgets the place on her return. Moreover, the outer eggs, intended for food, she feeds to her young; these eggs, lying separate in the sand, exposed to the sun, gave rise to the idea of her altogether leaving them. God describes her as she seems to man; implying, though she may seem foolishly to neglect her young, yet really she is guided by a sure instinct from God, as much as animals of instincts widely different.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 39:13-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 39:14

Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and (h) warmeth them in dust,

(h) They write that the ostrich covers her eggs in the sand, and because the country is hot and the sun still keeps them warm, they are hatched.

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