Job 24:5

“Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, as wilde asses in the desart, goe they foorth to their worke, rising betimes for a pray: the wildernes yeeldeth food for them, and for their children.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for {their} children in the desert.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, as wild asses in the desert They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The wilderness `yieldeth' them bread for their children.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like asses in the waste land they go out to their work, looking for food with care; from the waste land they get bread for their children.
- Basic English Bible

Lo, [as] wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking early for the prey: the wilderness [yieldeth] them food for [their] children.
- Darby Bible

Behold, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children.
- World English Bible

Lo, wild asses in a wilderness, They have gone out about their work, Seeking early for prey, A mixture for himself -- food for young ones.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, as wild asses in the wilderness they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; the desert yieldeth them bread for their children.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 24:5


24:5 Wild asses - Which are lawless, and fierce, and greedy of prey. Desert - Which is the proper habitation of wild asses. They - The oppressors. Go - To spoil and rob.


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