And he [Ishmael] will be as a wild ass among men; his hand will be against every man and every man's hand against him, and he will live to the east and on the borders of all his kinsmen.
Who has sent out the wild donkey, giving him his freedom? Or who has loosed the bands of the swift donkey [by which his tame brother is bound -- "he, the shy, the swift-footed, and the untamable],
Who has sent out the wild donkey, giving him his freedom? Or who has loosed the bands of the swift donkey [by which his tame brother is bound -- "he, the shy, the swift-footed, and the untamable], Whose home I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place? He scorns the tumult of the city and hears not the shoutings of the taskmaster.read more.
The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.
Does the wild ass bray when it has grass? Or does the ox low over its fodder?
They give drink to every [wild] beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst there.
But a stupid man will get wisdom [only] when a wild donkey's colt is born a man [as when he thinks himself free because he is lifted up in pride].
Behold, as wild asses in the desert, [the poor] go forth to their work, seeking diligently for prey and food; the wilderness yields them bread for their children [in roots and herbage].
And the wild donkeys stand on the bare heights; they pant for air like jackals or crocodiles; their eyesight fails because there is no grass.
For the palace shall be forsaken, the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watchtower shall become dens [for wild animals] endlessly, a joy for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks,
He was driven from among men, and his heart or mind was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses. He was fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until he learned and knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men and that He appoints and sets over it whomever He will.
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass taking her own way by herself; Ephraim has hired lovers.