New International Version
Even the doe in the field deserts her newborn fawn because there is no grass.
King James Bible
Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.
Darby Bible Translation
For the hind also calveth in the field, and forsaketh [its young], because there is no grass.
World English Bible
Yes, the hind also in the field calves, and forsakes [her young], because there is no grass.
Young's Literal Translation
For even the hind in the field hath brought forth -- to forsake it! For there hath been no grass.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The ground is chapt - The cracks in the earth before the descent of the rains are in some places a cubit wide, and deep enough to receive the greater part of a human body.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do Thou it for Thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against Thee. 8. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest Thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? 9. Why shouldest Thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy name; leave us not.'--JER. xiv. 7-9. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Question of the Contemplative Life
"Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.
The waters of Nimrim are dried up and the grass is withered; the vegetation is gone and nothing green is left.
How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.
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