Job 39:16
New International Version
She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,

New Living Translation
She is harsh toward her young, as if they were not her own. She doesn’t care if they die.

English Standard Version
She deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers; though her labor be in vain, yet she has no fear,

Berean Study Bible
She treats her young harshly, as if not her own, with no concern that her labor was in vain.

New American Standard Bible
"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;

New King James Version
She treats her young harshly, as though they were not hers; Her labor is in vain, without concern,

King James Bible
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

Christian Standard Bible
She treats her young harshly, as if they were not her own, with no fear that her labor may have been in vain.

Contemporary English Version
She treats her eggs as though they were not her own, unconcerned that her work might be for nothing.

Good News Translation
She acts as if the eggs were not hers, and is unconcerned that her efforts were wasted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She treats her young harshly, as if they were not her own, with no fear that her labor may have been in vain.

International Standard Version
She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain,

NET Bible
She is harsh with her young, as if they were not hers; she is unconcerned about the uselessness of her labor.

New Heart English Bible
She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It acts harshly toward its young as if they weren't its own. It is not afraid that its work is for nothing

JPS Tanakh 1917
She is hardened against her young ones, as if they were not hers; Though her labour be in vain, she is without fear;

New American Standard 1977
“She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;

Jubilee Bible 2000
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, not fearing that her labour is in vain,

King James 2000 Bible
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labor is in vain without concern;

American King James Version
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her's: her labor is in vain without fear;

American Standard Version
She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain,'she is without fear;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
She has hardened herself against her young ones, as though she bereaved not herself: she labours in vain without fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her.

Darby Bible Translation
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labour is in vain, without her concern.

English Revised Version
She is hardened against her young ones, as if they were not hers: though her labour be in vain, she is without fear;

Webster's Bible Translation
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labor is in vain without fear;

World English Bible
She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,

Young's Literal Translation
Her young ones it hath hardened without her, In vain is her labour without fear.
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
15She forgets that a foot may crush them, or a wild animal may trample them. 16She treats her young harshly, as if not her own, with no concern that her labor was in vain. 17For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding.…
Cross References
Job 39:15
She forgets that a foot may crush them, or a wild animal may trample them.

Job 39:17
For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding.

Lamentations 4:3
Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but the daughter of my people has become cruel, like an ostrich in the wilderness.

Treasury of Scripture

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her's: her labor is in vain without fear;

hardened

Lamentations 4:3
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

as

Deuteronomy 28:56,57
The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, …

1 Kings 3:26,27
Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it

2 Kings 6:28,29
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow…

her labour

Ecclesiastes 10:15
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.

Habakkuk 2:13
Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?







Lexicon
She treats her young
בָּנֶ֣יהָ (bā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

harshly,
הִקְשִׁ֣יחַ (hiq·šî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7188: To make hard, treat roughly

as if not
לְּלֹא־ (lə·lō-)
Preposition-l | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

her own,
לָ֑הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

with no
בְּלִי־ (bə·lî-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

concern
פָֽחַד׃ (p̄ā·ḥaḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6343: A, alarm

that her labor
יְגִיעָ֣הּ (yə·ḡî·‘āh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3018: Toil, a work, produce, property

was in vain.
לְרִ֖יק (lə·rîq)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7385: Emptiness, a worthless thing, in vain
Verse 16. - She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers. This is a deduction from what has preceded, and discloses no new fact. Recent careful observation of the habits of the ostrich indicates that the parental instinct is not wanting, though it may be weaker than in most birds. Both the male and the female incubate at night, and, when the nest is approached by the hunter, the parent bird or birds will leave it, and try to draw him away from it by running on in front of him, or feigning to attack him, much as peewits do in our own country. Her labour is in vain without fear; or, though her labour is in vain, she is without fear (see the Revised Version); i.e. though she is often disappointed of her immediate hope of offspring, through her eggs being crushed and destroyed, yet she grows no wiser, she does not fear for the future. 39:1-30 God inquires of Job concerning several animals. - In these questions the Lord continued to humble Job. In this chapter several animals are spoken of, whose nature or situation particularly 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 good for nothing. From the untameableness of this and other creatures, we may see, how unfit we are to give law to Providence, who cannot give law even to a wild ass's colt. The unicorn, a strong, stately, proud creature. He is able to serve, but not willing; and God challenges Job to force him to it. It is a great mercy if, where God gives strength for service, he gives a heart; it is what we should pray for, and reason ourselves into, which the brutes cannot do. Those gifts are not always the most valuable that make the finest show. Who would not 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 never rise above the earth, and is without natural affection? The description of the war-horse helps to explain the character of presumptuous 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 and passions, there is no making him fear the wrath of God, and the fatal 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 a 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 is ever present in all things, led Job to think and speak unworthily of Providence.
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