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Job 39:12

    Job 39:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Will you believe him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather it into your barn?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather the grain of thy threshing-floor?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Will you be looking for him to come back, and get in your seed to the crushing-floor?

    Webster's Revision

    Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather the grain of thy threshing-floor?

    World English Bible

    Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather the grain of your threshing floor?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather the corn of thy threshingfloor?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 39:12

    That he will bring home thy seed - Thou canst make no domestic nor agricultural use of him.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 39:12

    Wilt thou believe him? - That is, wilt thou trust him with the productions of the field? The idea is, that he was an untamed and unsubdued animal. He could not be governed, like the camel or the ox. If the sheaves of the harvest were laid on him, there would be no certainty that he would convey them where the farmer wished them.

    And gather it into thy barn? - Or, rather, "to thy threshing-floor," for so the word used here (גרן gôren) means. It was not common to gather a harvest into a barn, but it was usually collected on a hard-trod place and there threshed and winnowed. For the use of the word, see Ruth 3:2; Judges 6:37; Numbers 18:30; Isaiah 21:10.
    Book: Job