Job 39:10

“Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Canst thou binde the Unicorne with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleyes after thee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Will he be pulling your plough with cords, turning up the valleys after you?
- Basic English Bible

Canst thou bind the buffalo with his cord in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
- Darby Bible

Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
- Webster's Bible

Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?
- World English Bible

Dost thou bind a Reem in a furrow [with] his thick band? Doth he harrow valleys after thee?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Job 39

  • SJames
    Verses about the horse are used very dramatically and effectively in the opening scene of "Secretariat " narrated by Diane Lane.
  • Michael Webb
    Verses 19-25 have topical resonance, having read through the chapter today (from the later NIV) in the wake of the new film 'War Horse'. Would have chimed well with devout cavalry soldiers in WWI who learned their scripture from the KJV. A great-uncle of mine was a Farrier Sergeant in the artillery in same war when horses were employed for gun towing. I still have his 'dog tag' with C.E. initials which would have ensured he was buried with appropriate rites if found dead - fortunately he survived the war.
  • Unicorn... might have been a name for a animal thats extinct now.

    Science is knowledge and truths gained through observation and replecation. So how do you know there has never been a horse with one horn?

    Alot of scientist still beleive in evolution without any evidence or proof and claim it to be scientific fact.
  • Derek
    unicorn in this verse is a hebrew word for wild bull. it is Hebrew 7214 in the Greek/Hebrew dictionary
  • Lynette
    bible.net

    "probably the great aurochs or wild bulls which are now extinct. The exact meaning is not known."
  • hehe, Unicorns! Could it possibly just mean "a white horse with a horn", meaning the bible is scientifically incorrect? Surely not! :)

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