Job 4:11
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New International Version
The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

King James Bible
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

Darby Bible Translation
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered.

World English Bible
The old lion perishes for lack of prey. The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Young's Literal Translation
An old lion is perishing without prey, And the whelps of the lioness do separate.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The old lion perisheth - In this and the preceding verse the word lion occurs five times; and in the original the words are all different: -

1. אריה aryeh, from ארה arah, to tear off.

2. שחל shachal, which as it appears to signify black or dark, may mean the black lion, which is said to be found in Ethiopia and India.

3. כפיר kephir, a young lion, from כפר caphar, to cover, because he is said to hide himself in order to surprise his prey, which the old one does not.

4. ליש lavish, from לש lash, to knead, trample upon; because of his method of seizing his prey.

5. לביא labi, from לבא laba, to suckle with the first milk; a lioness giving suck; at which time they are peculiarly fierce.

All these words may point out some quality of the lion; and this was probably the cause why they were originally given: but it is likely that, in process of time, they served only to designate the beast, without any particular reference to any of his properties. We have one and the same idea when we say the lion, the king of beasts, the monarch of the forest, the most noble of quadrupeds, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

old lion.

Job 38:39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion...

Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey...

Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesses you...

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way...

Hosea 11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

perisheth.

Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

the stout.

Job 1:19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men...

Job 8:3,4 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice...

Job 27:14,15 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread...

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November 17 Evening
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.--GAL. 6:7. They that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.--They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.--He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.--He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether the Contemplative Life is Continuous?
Objection 1: It would seem that the contemplative life is not continuous. For the contemplative life consists essentially in things pertaining to the intellect. Now all the intellectual perfections of this life will be made void, according to 1 Cor. 13:8, "Whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed." Therefore the contemplative life is made void. Objection 2: Further, a man tastes the sweetness of contemplation by snatches and for a short time only:
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Certain Heavenly Secrets, visions, and Revelations. The Effects of them in Her Soul.
1. One night I was so unwell that I thought I might be excused making my prayer; so I took my rosary, that I might employ myself in vocal prayer, trying not to be recollected in my understanding, though outwardly I was recollected, being in my oratory. These little precautions are of no use when our Lord will have it otherwise. I remained there but a few moments thus, when I was rapt in spirit with such violence that I could make no resistance whatever. It seemed to me that I was taken up to heaven;
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

Cross References
Job 5:4
His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.

Job 5:15
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.

Job 20:10
His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.

Job 27:14
However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.

Job 29:17
I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth.

Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

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