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Job 39:21

    Job 39:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength: he goes on to meet the armed men.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He is stamping with joy in the valley; he makes sport of fear.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength. He goes out to meet the armed men.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Job 39:21

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 39:21

    He paweth in the valley - יחפרו yachperu, "they dig in the valley," i.e., in his violent galloping, in every pitch of his body, he scoops up sods out of the earth. Virgil has seized this idea also, in his cavat tellurem; "he scoops out the ground." See before.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 39:21

    He paweth in the valley - Margin, "or, His feet dig." The marginal reading is more in accordance with the Hebrew. The reference is to the well known fact of the "pawing" of the horse with his feet, as if he would dig up the ground. The same idea occurs in Virgil, as quoted above:

    caavatque

    Tellurem, et solido graviter solar ungula cornu.

    Also in Apollonius, L. iii.:"Argonauticon:"

    Ὡς δ ̓ ἀρήΐος ἵππος, ἐελδόμενος πολεμοίο,

    Σκαρθμῷ ἐπιχρεμέθων κρούει πέδον.

    Hōs d' arēios hippos, eeldomenos polemoio,

    Skarthmō epichremethōn krouei pedon.

    "As a war-horse, impatient for the battle,

    Neighing beats the ground with bis hoofs"

    He goeth on to meet the armed men - Margin, "armor." The margin is in accordance with the Hebrew, but still the idea is substantially the same. The horse rushes on furiously against the weapons of war.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 39:21

    39:21 Valley - Battles used to be pitched in valleys, or low grounds, especially horse battles.
    Book: Job