Parallel Verses

Darby 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.

New American Standard Bible

“Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness
They go forth seeking food in their activity,
As bread for their children in the desert.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Like wild donkeys in the desert,
the poor go out to their task of foraging for food;
the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.

International Standard Version

"Look! Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, they work diligently as they seek wild game in the desert, food for them and their young ones.

A Conservative Version

Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness [yields] them bread for their sons.

American Standard Version

Behold, as wild asses in the desert They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The wilderness yieldeth them bread for their children.

Amplified


“Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert,
The poor go to their work, diligently seeking food;
As bread for their children in the desert.

Bible in Basic English

Like asses in the waste land they go out to their work, looking for food with care; from the waste land they get bread for their children.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, wild asses in the desert will go forth in their work, seeking for prey: the sterile region bread for him, and for the young.

King James 2000

Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising early for a prey: the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Look, [like] wild donkeys in the desert they go out to their labor [as] searchers for the prey; [the] wilderness [is] {their} food for the young.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, like wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, rising early for a prey. The wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, even as the wild asses in the desert go they forth to their work, and rise betimes to spoil: Yea, the very wilderness ministereth food for them and their children. by times, as their manner is, to spoil: Yea the very wilderness ministereth food for their children.

NET Bible

Like wild donkeys in the desert they go out to their labor, seeking diligently for food; the wasteland provides food for them and for their children.

New Heart 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.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! as wild asses in the wilderness, they go forth with their work, eager seekers for prey, the waste plain, yieldeth them food for their young;

Webster

Behold, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and 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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּרה פּרא 
Pere' 
Usage: 10

in the desert
מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

go they forth
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

to their work
פּעל 
Po`al 
Usage: 37

שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 12

for a prey
טרף 
Tereph 
Usage: 22

ערבה 
`arabah 
Usage: 61

References

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech, Continued

4 They turn the needy out of the way: the afflicted of the land all hide themselves. 5 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. 6 They reap in the field the fodder thereof, and they gather the vintage of the wicked;


Cross References

Job 39:5-7

Who hath sent out the wild ass free? and who hath loosed the bands of the onager,

Psalm 104:23

Man goeth forth unto his work, and to his labour until the evening.

Genesis 16:12

And he will be a wild-ass of a man, his hand against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell before the face of all his brethren.

Genesis 27:40

And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Job 5:5

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare gapeth for his substance.

Job 12:6

The tents of desolators are in peace, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand +God bringeth.

Job 24:14

The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Proverbs 4:16

For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.

Jeremiah 2:24

a wild ass, used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind in her desire! In her ardour, who shall turn her away? All they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.

Hosea 7:6

For they have applied their heart like an oven to their lying in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth like a flaming fire.

Hosea 8:9

For they are gone up to Assyria as a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

Micah 2:1

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, that leave nothing for the morning.

John 18:28

They lead therefore Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium; and it was early morn. And they entered not into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but eat the passover.

Acts 23:12

And when it was day, the Jews, having banded together, put themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they should kill Paul.

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