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Job 39:3

    Job 39:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are bent down, they give birth to their young, they let loose the fruit of their body.

    Webster's Revision

    They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains.

    World English Bible

    They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they end their labor pains.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they cast out their sorrows.

    Definitions for Job 39:3

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 39:3

    They bow themselves - In order to bring forth their young ones.

    They cast out their sorrows - חבליהם chebleyhem; the placenta, afterbirth, or umbilical cord. So this word has been understood.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 39:3

    They bow themselves - literally, they curve or bend themselves; that is, they draw their limbs together.

    They cast out their sorrows - That is, they cast forth the offspring of their pains, or the young which cause their pains. The idea seems to be, that they do this without any of the care and attention which shepherds are obliged to show to their flocks at such seasons. They do it when God only guards them; when they are in the wilderness or on the rocks far away from the abodes of man. The leading thought in all this seems to be, that the tender care of God was over his creatures, in the most perilous and delicate state, and that all this was exercised where man could have no access to them, and could not even observe them.
    Book: Job