New International Version
I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
King James Bible
I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
Darby Bible Translation
I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;
World English Bible
I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.
Young's Literal Translation
I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am like a pelican of the wilderness - It may be the pelican or the bittern. The original, קאת kaath, is mentioned Leviticus 11:18 (note), and is there described. See the note.
Owl of the desert - כוש cos, some species of owl; probably the night raven. See the notes referred to above.
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LibraryOut of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
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The desert owl and screech owl will possess it; the great owl and the raven will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom the measuring line of chaos and the plumb line of desolation.
I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!"
Flocks and herds will lie down there, creatures of every kind. The desert owl and the screech owl will roost on her columns. Their hooting will echo through the windows, rubble will fill the doorways, the beams of cedar will be exposed.
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