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Job 39:15

    Job 39:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Without a thought that they may be crushed by the foot, and broken by the beasts of the field?

    Webster's Revision

    And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them.

    World English Bible

    and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may trample them.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 39:15

    And forgetteth that the foot may crush them - She lays her eggs in the sand, and not, as most birds do, in nests made on branches of trees, or on the crags of rocks, where they would be inaccessible, as if she was forgetful of the fact that the wild beast might pass along and crush them. She often wanders away from them, also, and does not stay near them to guard them, as most parent birds do, as if she were unmindful of the danger to which they might be exposed when she was absent. The object of all this seems to be, to call the attention to the uniqueness in the natural history of this bird, and to observe that there were laws and arrangements in regard to it which seemed to show that she was deprived of wisdom, and yet that everything was so ordered as to prove that she was under the care of the Almighty. The great variety in the laws pertaining to the animal kingdom, and especially their lack of resemblance to what would have occurred to man, seems to give the special force and point to the argument used here.
    Book: Job