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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Job 39:26


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    King James Bible - Job 39:26

    Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

    World English Bible

    "Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?

    Douay-Rheims - Job 39:26

    Doth the hawk wax feathered by thy wisdom, spreading her wings to the south?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Doth the hawk
    fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings towards the south?

    Original Hebrew

    המבינתך
    998 יאבר 82 נץ 5322 יפרשׂ 6566 כנפו 3671 לתימן׃ 8486

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 39:26

    ¶ ¿Por ventura vuela el gaviln por tu industria, y extiende hacia el mediodía sus alas?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Job 39:26

    Verse 26. Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom ] The hawk is called n nets, from its swiftness in darting down upon its prey; hence its Latin name, nisus, which is almost the same as the Hebrew. It may very probably mean the falcon, observes Dr. Shaw. The flight of a strong falcon is wonderfully swift. A falcon belonging to the Duke of Cleves flew out of Westphalia into Prussia in one day; and in the county of Norfolk, a hawk has made a flight at a woodcock of near thirty miles in an hour. Thuanus says, "A hawk flew from London to Paris in one night." It was owing to its swiftness that the Egyptians in their hieroglyphics made it the emblem of the wind.

    Stretch her wings toward the south? ] Most of the falcon tribe pass their spring and summer in cold climates; and wing their way toward warmer regions on the approach of winter. This is what is here meant by stretching her wings toward the south. Is it through thy teaching that this or any other bird of passage knows the precise time for taking flight, and the direction in which she is to go in order to come to a warmer climate? There is much of the wisdom and providence of God to be seen in the migration of birds of passage. This has been remarked before. There is a beautiful passage in Jeremiah, Jer. viii. 7, on the same subject: "The stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming: but my people know not the judgment of the Lord."


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    God inquires of Job concerning several animals.

    --In these questions the Lord continued to humble Job. In this chapte several animals are spoken of, whose nature or situation particularl show the power, wisdom, and manifold works of God. The wild ass. It is better to labour and be good for something, than to ramble and be goo for nothing. From the untameableness of this and other creatures, we may see, how unfit we are to give law to Providence, who cannot giv law even to a wild ass's colt. The unicorn, a strong, stately, prou creature. He is able to serve, but not willing; and God challenges Jo to force him to it. It is a great mercy if, where God gives strengt for service, he gives a heart; it is what we should pray for, an reason ourselves into, which the brutes cannot do. Those gifts are no always the most valuable that make the finest show. Who would no rather have the voice of the nightingale, than the tail of the peacock the eye of the eagle and her soaring wing, and the natural affection of the stork, than the beautiful feathers of the ostrich, which can neve rise above the earth, and is without natural affection? The descriptio of the war-horse helps to explain the character of presumptuou sinners. Every one turneth to his course, as the horse rushes into the battle. When a man's heart is fully set in him to do evil, and he is carried on in a wicked way, by the violence of his appetites an passions, there is no making him fear the wrath of God, and the fata consequences of sin. Secure sinners think themselves as safe in their sins as the eagle in her nest on high, in the clefts of the rocks; but I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord, Jer 49:16. All these beautiful references to the works of nature, should teach us right view of the riches of the wisdom of Him who made and sustains all things. The want of right views concerning the wisdom of God, which i ever present in all things, led Job to think and speak unworthily of Providence __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    המבינתך 998 יאבר 82 נץ 5322 יפרשׂ 6566 כנפו 3671 לתימן׃ 8486


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