New Living Translation
Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, the poor must spend all their time looking for food, searching even in the desert for food for their children.
King James Bible
Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.
Darby Bible Translation
Lo, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking early for the prey: the wilderness yieldeth them food for their children.
World English Bible
Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, wild asses in a wilderness, They have gone out about their work, Seeking early for prey, A mixture for himself -- food for young ones.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:5 Wild asses - Which are lawless, and fierce, and greedy of prey. Desert - Which is the proper habitation of wild asses. They - The oppressors. Go - To spoil and rob.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives."
They harvest a field they do not own, and they glean in the vineyards of the wicked.
"Who gives the wild donkey its freedom? Who untied its ropes?
I have placed it in the wilderness; its home is the wasteland.
Then people go off to their work, where they labor until evening.
Jump to PreviousActivity Asses Betimes Bread Care Children Desert Diligently Donkeys Early Food Forth Labor Mixture Ones Poor Prey Rising Seeking Toil Waste Wasteland Wild Wilderness Work Yieldeth Yields Young
Jump to NextActivity Asses Betimes Bread Care Children Desert Diligently Donkeys Early Food Forth Labor Mixture Ones Poor Prey Rising Seeking Toil Waste Wasteland Wild Wilderness Work Yieldeth Yields Young
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