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Job 39:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They bow themselves, they give birth to their young ones, they cast out their pains;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They kneel down, their young, they bring forth; their pains, they throw off;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They bow down, Their young ones they bring forth safely, Their pangs they cast forth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They bow themselves to bring forth young, and they cast them, and send forth roarings.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They bowe themselues, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrowes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and hast reared their young without fear; and wilt thou loosen their pangs?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They bow 3766
{3766} Prime
כָּרַע
kara`
{kaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to bend the knee; by implication to sink, to prostrate.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
themselves, they bring forth 6398
{6398} Prime
פָּלַח
palach
{paw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to slice, that is, break open or pierce.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
their young ones, 3206
{3206} Prime
יֶלֶד
yeled
{yeh'-led}
From H3205; something born, that is, a lad or offspring.
they cast out 7971
{7971} Prime
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
their sorrows. 2256
{2256} Prime
חֶבֶל
chebel
{kheh'-bel}
From H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively a company (as if tied together); also a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 39:3

_ _ bow themselves — in parturition; bend on their knees (1 Samuel 4:19).

_ _ bring forth — literally, “cause their young to cleave the womb and break forth.”

_ _ sorrows — their young ones, the cause of their momentary pains.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 39:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 39:3

They bow themselves, they (e) bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

(e) They bring forth with great difficulty.

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