Job 39:17
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New International Version
for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.

King James Bible
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
For +God hath deprived her of wisdom, and hath not furnished her with understanding.

World English Bible
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
For God hath caused her to forget wisdom, And He hath not given a portion To her in understanding:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God hath deprived her of wisdom - Of this foolishness we have an account from the ancients; and here follow two instances:

1. It covers its head in the reeds, and thinks itself all out of sight because itself cannot see. So Claudian: -

- 'Stat lumine clauso

Ridendum revoluta caput: creditque latere

Quad non ipsa videt.'

2. They who hunt them draw the skin of an ostrich's neck on one hand, which proves a sufficient lure to take them with the other. They have so little brain that Heliogabalus had six hundred heads for his supper. Here we may observe, that our judicious as well as sublime author just touches the great points of distinction in each creature, and then hastens to another. A description is exact when you cannot add but what is common to another thing; nor withdraw, but something peculiarly belonging to the thing described. A likeness is lost in too much description, as a meaning is often in too much illustration." - Dr. Young.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 17:4 For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

Job 35:11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate...

2 Chronicles 32:31 However, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon...

Isaiah 19:11-14 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you to Pharaoh...

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

Whether Daring is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that daring is not a sin. For it is written (Job 39:21) concerning the horse, by which according to Gregory (Moral. xxxi) the godly preacher is denoted, that "he goeth forth boldly to meet armed men [*Vulg.: 'he pranceth boldly, he goeth forth to meet armed men']." But no vice redounds to a man's praise. Therefore it is not a sin to be daring. Objection 2: Further, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. vi, 9), "one should take counsel in thought, and do quickly what has been
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Prov. 22:06 the Duties of Parents
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."--Prov. 22:6. I SUPPOSE that most professing Christians are acquainted with the text at the head of this page. The sound of it is probably familiar to your ears, like an old tune. It is likely you have heard it, or read it, talked of it, or quoted it, many a time. Is it not so? But, after all, how little is the substance of this text regarded! The doctrine it contains appears scarcely known, the duty it puts
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

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

Job 39:18
Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.

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