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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Job 39:9


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    King James Bible - Job 39:9

    Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

    World English Bible

    "Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your
    feeding trough?

    Douay-Rheims - Job 39:9

    Shall the rhinoceros be willing to serve thee, or will he stay at thy crib?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy
    crib?

    Original Hebrew

    היאבה
    14  רים 7214  עבדך 5647  אם 518  ילין 3885 על 5921  אבוסך׃ 18  

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (9) -
    Nu 23:22 De 33:17 Ps 22:21; 92:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 39:9

    ¿Por ventura querrá el unicornio servirte a ti, ni quedar a tu pesebre?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Job 39:9

    Verse 9. Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee? ] The "fine elegant animal like a horse, with one long rich curled horn growing out of his forehead," commonly called the unicorn, must be given up as fabulous.

    The heralds must claim him as their own; place him in their armourial bearings as they please, to indicate the unreal actions, fictitious virtues, and unfought martial exploits of mispraised men. It is not to the honour of the royal arms of Great Britain that this fabulous animal should be one of their supporters. The animal in question, called µyr reim, is undoubtedly the rhinoceros, who has the latter name from the horn that grows on his nose. The rhinoceros is known by the name of reim in Arabia to the present day. He is allowed to be a savage animal, showing nothing of the intellect of the elephant. His horn enables him to combat the latter with great success; for, by putting his nose under the elephant's belly, he can rip him up. His skin is like armour, and so very hard as to resist sabres, javelins, lances, and even musket-balls; the only penetrable parts being the belly, the eyes, and about the ears.

    Or abide by thy crib? ] These and several of the following expressions are intended to point out his savage, untameable nature.


    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

    היאבה 14  רים 7214  עבדך 5647  אם 518  ילין 3885 על 5921  אבוסך׃ 18  


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