Job 4:11
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English Standard Version
The strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

King James Bible
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

American Standard Version
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tiger hath perished for want of prey, and the young lions are scattered abroad.

English Revised Version
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Webster's Bible Translation
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 If one attempts a word with thee, will it grieve thee?

And still to restrain himself from words, who is able?

3 Behold, thou hast instructed many,

And the weak hands thou hast strengthened.

4 The stumbling turned to thy words,

And the sinking knees thou hast strengthened.

5 But now it cometh to thee, thou art grieved;

Now it toucheth thee, thou despondest.

The question with which Eliphaz beings, is certainly one of those in which the tone of interrogation falls on the second of the paratactically connected sentences: Wilt thou, if we speak to thee, feel it unbearable? Similar examples are Job 4:21; Numbers 16:22; Jeremiah 8:4; and with interrogative Wherefore? Isaiah 5:4; Isaiah 50:2 : comp. the similar paratactic union of sentences, Job 2:10; Job 3:11. The question arises here, whether נסּה is an Aramaic form of writing for נשּׂא (as the Masora in distinction from Deuteronomy 4:34 takes it), and also either future, Wilt thou, if we raise, i.e., utter, etc.; or passive, as Ewald formerly,

(Note: In the second edition, comp. Jahrb. ix. 37, he explains it otherwise: "If we attempt a word with thee, will it be grievous to thee quod aegre feras?" But that, however, must be נסּה; the form נסּה can only be third pers. Piel: If any one attempts, etc., which, according to Ewald's construction, gives no suitable rendering.)

If a word is raised, i.e., uttered, דּבר נשׂא, like משׁל נשׂא, Job 27:1; or whether it is third pers. Piel, with the signification, attempt, tentare, Ecclesiastes 7:23. The last is to be preferred, because more admissible and also more expressive. נסּה followed by the fut. is a hypothetic praet., Supposing that, etc., wilt thou, etc., as e.g., Job 23:10. מלּין is the Aramaic plur. of מלּה, which is more frequent in the book of Job than the Hebrew plur. מלּים. The futt., Job 4:3., because following the perf., are like imperfects in the western languages: the expression is like Isaiah 35:3. In עתּה כּי, Job 4:5, כּי has a temporal signification, Now when, Ges. 155, 1, e, (b).

Job 4:11 Parallel Commentaries

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old lion.

Job 38:39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion...

Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey...

Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesses you...

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way...

Hosea 11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

perisheth.

Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

the stout.

Job 1:19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men...

Job 8:3,4 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice...

Job 27:14,15 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread...

Cross References
Job 5:4
His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.

Job 5:15
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 20:10
His children will seek the favor of the poor, and his hands will give back his wealth.

Job 27:14
If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword, and his descendants have not enough bread.

Job 29:17
I broke the fangs of the unrighteous and made him drop his prey from his teeth.

Psalm 34:10
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

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