Job 40:20
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English Standard Version
For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.

King James Bible
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

American Standard Version
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To him the mountains bring forth grass : there all the beasts of the field shall play.

English Revised Version
Surely the mountains bring him forth food; where all the beasts of the field do play.

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

Job 40:20 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

10 Deck thyself then with pomp and dignity,

And in glory and majesty clothe thyself!

11 Let the overflowings of thy wrath pour forth,

And behold all pride, and abase it!

12 Behold all pride, bring it low,

And cast down the evil-doers in their place;

13 Hide them in the dust together,

Bind their faces in secret:

14 Then I also will praise thee,

That thy right hand obtaineth thee help.

He is for once to put on the robes of the King of kings (עדה, comp. עטח, to wrap round, Psalm 104:2), and send forth his wrath over pride and evil-doing, for their complete removal. הפיץ, effundere, diffundere, as Arab. afâda, vid., Job 37:11. עברות, or rather, according to the reading of Ben-Ascher, עברות ,rehcsA, in its prop. signif. oversteppings, i.e., overflowings. In connection with Job 40:11, one is directly reminded of the judgment on everything that is high and exalted in Isaiah 2, where beטמנם בּעפר also has its parallel (Isaiah 2:10). Not less, however, does Job 40:14 recall Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 63:5 (comp. Psalm 98:1); Isaiah I and II have similar descriptions to the book of Job. The ἁπ. λεγ. הדך is Hebraeo-Arab.; hadaka signifies, like hadama, to tear, pull to the ground. In connection with תמוּן (from טמן; Aram., Arab., טמר), the lower world, including the grave, is thought of (comp. Arab. mat-murât, subterranean places); חבשׁ signifies, like Arab. ḥbs IV, to chain and to imprison. Try it only for once - this is the collective thought - to act like Me in the execution of penal justice, I would praise thee. That he cannot do it, and yet venture with his short-sightedness and feebleness to charge God's rule with injustice, the following pictures of foreign animals are now further intended to make evident to him: -

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the mountains

Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with you; he eats grass as an ox.

Psalm 147:8,9 Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains...

where

Psalm 104:14,26 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...

Cross References
Job 40:21
Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh.

Psalm 104:14
You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth

Psalm 104:26
There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

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