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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Job 39

Chapter 39

Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

the wild

1 Samuel 24:2 Psalms 104:18


Psalms 29:9 Jeremiah 14:5

Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

Jeremiah 2:24

Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

the wild

6:5 11:12 24:5 Genesis 16:12 Psalms 104:11 Isaiah 32:14 Jeremiah 2:24 14:6 Daniel 5:21 Hosea 8:9

who hath loosed

Genesis 49:14

Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.

barren land

Heb. salt places.

Deuteronomy 29:23 Psalms 107:34 Jeremiah 17:6 Ezekiel 47:11

He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.


18 3:18 Isaiah 31:4


Heb. exactor.

Exodus 5:13-16,18 Isaiah 58:3

The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.

40:15,20-22 Genesis 1:29,30 Psalms 104:27,28 145:15,16

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?


Numbers 23:22 Deuteronomy 33:17 Psalms 22:21 92:10


Isaiah 1:3

Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

5,7 1:14 41:5 Psalms 129:3 Hosea 10:10,11 Micah 1:13

Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?


Psalms 20:7 33:16,17 147:10 Isaiah 30:16 31:1-3


Genesis 1:26,28 9:2 42:26 Psalms 144:14 Proverbs 14:4 Isaiah 30:6 46:1

Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?


Nehemiah 13:15 Amos 2:13


Proverbs 3:16 Haggai 2:19 Matthew 3:2 13:30

Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?


1 Kings 10:22 2 Chronicles 9:21

wings and feathers unto the

or, the feathers of the stork and.

30:29 *marg:; Leviticus 11:19 Psalms 104:17 Jeremiah 8:7 Zechariah 5:9

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;


Lamentations 4:3


Deuteronomy 28:56,57 1 Kings 3:26,27 2 Kings 6:28,29 Lamentations 2:20 Romans 1:31

her labour

Ecclesiastes 10:15 Habakkuk 2:13

Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

17:4 35:11 Deuteronomy 2:30 2 Chronicles 32:31 Isaiah 19:11-14 57:17 James 1:17

What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

7,22 5:22 41:29 2 Kings 19:21

Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

the horse

Exodus 15:1 Psalms 147:10


Psalms 93:1 104:1


25 Mark 3:17

Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

the glory

41:20,21 Jeremiah 8:16


Heb. terrors.

He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

He paweth

or, His feet dig.

Judges 5:22


1 Samuel 17:4-10,42 Psalms 19:5 Jeremiah 9:23

he goeth

Proverbs 21:31 Jeremiah 8:6

armed men

Heb. armour.

He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

16,18 41:33

The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.


He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

He swalloweth

37:20 Habakkuk 1:8,9


9:16 29:24 Luke 24:41

He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Ha, ha

Psalms 70:3 Ezekiel 26:2 36:2

Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

the hawk

Netz, Arabic naz, Latin nisus, the hawk, so called from natzah, to shoot away, fly, because of the rapidity of its flight. It probably comprehends various species of the falcon family, as the ger-falcon, goshawk, and sparrowhawk.

Leviticus 16:11 Deuteronomy 14:15


Is it through thy teaching that the falcon, or any other bird of passage, knows the precise time for taking flight, and the direction in which she is to go to arrive at a warmer climate?

Song of Solomon 2:12 Jeremiah 8:7

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

the eagle

Exodus 19:4 Leviticus 11:13 Psalms 103:5 Proverbs 23:5 Isaiah 40:31 Hosea 8:1

at thy command

Heb. by thy mouth. make.

Jeremiah 49:16 Obadiah 1:4

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.


1 Samuel 14:4

From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.




The eagle is proverbial for her strong and clear sight.

Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.


Ezekiel 39:17-19 Matthew 24:28 Luke 17:37