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Job 39:6

    Job 39:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To whom I have given the waste land for a heritage, and the salt land as a living-place.

    Webster's Revision

    Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place?

    World English Bible

    Whose home I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 39:6

    Whose house - Habitation, or place of resort.

    The barren land - מלחה melechah, the salt land, or salt places, as in the margin. See above.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 39:6

    Whose house I have made - God had appointed its home in the desert.

    And the barren land his dwellings - Margin, as in Hebrew "salt places." Such places were usually barren. Psalm 107:34, "he turneth a fruitful land into barrenness." Hebrew "saltness." Thus, Virgil, Geor. ii.-238-240:

    Salsa antem tellus, et quae, perhibetur amara.

    Frugibus infelix: ea nec mansuescit arando;

    Nec Baccho genus, aut pomis sua nomina servat.

    Compare Pliny, Nat. His. 31, 7, Deuteronomy 29:23.
    Book: Job