New American Standard Bible
"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
King James Bible
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou hunt the prey for the lioness, and dost thou satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
World English Bible
"Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? - The appeal here is to the instincts with which God has endowed animals, and to the fact that he had so made them that they would secure their own food. He asks Job whether he would undertake to do what the lion did by instinct in finding his food, and by his power and skill in seizing his prey. There was a wise adaptation of the lion for this purpose which man could neither originate nor explain.
Or fill the appetite of the young lions - Margin, as in Hebrew "life." The word life is used here for hunger, as the appetite is necessarily connected with the preservation of life. The meaning here is, "Wouldst thou undertake to supply his needs? It is done by laws, and in a manner which thou canst not explain. There are in the arrangement by which it is accomplished marks of wisdom which far surpass the skill of man to originate, and the instinct and power by which it is done are proof of the supremacy of the Most High." No one can study the subject of the instincts of animals, or become in the least acquainted with Natural History, without finding every where traces of the wisdom and goodness of God.
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