Job 39:19
New International Version
"Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?

New Living Translation
“Have you given the horse its strength or clothed its neck with a flowing mane?

English Standard Version
“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

Berean Study Bible
Do you give strength to the horse or adorn his neck with a mane?

King James Bible
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

New King James Version
“Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder?

New American Standard Bible
“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

NASB 1995
"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

NASB 1977
“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

Amplified Bible
“Have you given the horse his might? Have you clothed his neck with quivering and a shaking mane?

Christian Standard Bible
Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?

American Standard Version
Hast thou given the horse his might? Hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Did you gave the horse manly strength, and did you cloth his neck with armor?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hast thou invested the horse with strength, and clothed his neck with terror?

Contemporary English Version
Did you give horses their strength and the flowing hair along their necks?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou give strength to the horse, or clothe his neck with neighing?

English Revised Version
Hast thou given the horse his might? hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane?

Good News Translation
Was it you, Job, who made horses so strong and gave them their flowing manes?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Can you give strength to a horse or dress its neck with a flowing mane?

International Standard Version
Do you instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast thou given the horse his strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with fierceness?

Literal Standard Version
Do you give might to the horse? Do you clothe his neck [with] a mane?

NET Bible
"Do you give the horse its strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?

New Heart English Bible
"Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?

World English Bible
"Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou give to the horse might? Dost thou clothe his neck with a mane?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Speaks of His Creation
18Yet when she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider. 19Do you give strength to the horse or adorn his neck with a mane? 20Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?…

Cross References
Judges 5:22
Then the hooves of horses thundered--the mad galloping of his stallions.

Job 39:18
Yet when she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.

Job 39:20
Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?


Treasury of Scripture

Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder?

the horse

Exodus 15:1
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

Psalm 147:10
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

clothed

Psalm 93:1
The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 104:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

thunder

Job 39:25
He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Mark 3:17
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:









(19) Thunder--i.e., with terror, such as thunder causes. Some refer it to the moving or shaking of the mane.

Verse 19. - Hast thou given the horse strength? (comp. Psalm 147:10). Geburah means, however, more than "strength." It includes courage and all martial excellence. Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Many objections have been taken to this expression; and endeavours have been made to show that the word used (דַעְמָה) does not mean "thunder," but" a tremulous motion," "quivering muscles and a tossing mane," or else "scorn," "indignation." But as רַעַם always means "thunder" (Job 26:14; Job 39:25; Psalm 77:19: 81:8; 145:7; Isaiah 29:6), it seems unlikely that רעמה means anything else. To the objection that the metaphor is "incongruous" (Professor Lee), it would appear to be enough to reply that one of our greatest prose-poets has seen in it peculiar fitness. So true every way" says Carlyle, on the passage: "true eyesight and vision for all things; material things, not less than spiritual; "the horse - Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?" ('Lectures on Heroes,' p. 78).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do you give
הֲתִתֵּ֣ן (hă·ṯit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

strength
גְּבוּרָ֑ה (gə·ḇū·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1369: Force, valor, victory

to the horse
לַסּ֣וּס (las·sūs)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

or adorn
הֲתַלְבִּ֖ישׁ (hă·ṯal·bîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

his neck
צַוָּאר֣וֹ (ṣaw·wā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6677: The back of the neck

with a mane?
רַעְמָֽה׃ (ra‘·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7483: Perhaps vibration, quivering


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