Job Chapter 39 Discussion

  • Nwachujwu joseph on Job 39:27 - 3 years ago
    Is good to be good in the word of God
  • 2 Samuel 22 on CLOUDS on Job 39:14 - 3 years ago
    2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

    3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

    4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

    5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

    6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

    7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

    8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.

    9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

    10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.

    11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

    12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick CLOUDS of the skies.

    13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

    14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.

    15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

    16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

    17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;

    18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

    19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

    20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

    21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

    22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
  • Chris - In Reply on Job 39:14 - 3 years ago
    As you know, God is now speaking to Job (from Job chapter 38 onwards). God gives Job a whole list of things that He does, to which Job & others cannot have input to - all this to show Job that God is in control, not Job - He knows what He is doing & how He looks at things & at people.

    So in Job 39:13, God refers to the peacock & ostrich, who carelessly leave their eggs buried in the earth, ignorant that something can pass by & crush those eggs. God says that He has deprived these animals of 'wisdom' to know or to look ahead as to the other possibilities of the eggs' survival. The bird only knows to lay its eggs & bury them; she gives no further thought about their further protection. Like the proverbial ostrich which buries its head in the sand, believing that no one can see it, since it can't see anyone.

    Job was not to be like such animals devoid of understanding (you will need to look for this truth as you read the Book of Job, as it would be too much to write here). Rather Job needed to realize his humanity, his lack of wisdom & need to accept God's actions & dealings with him.

    After this great dialogue by the Lord, Job finally realized that his wisdom lay in his being quiet before the Lord ( Job 40:3-5). As James 1:19 says: "let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath".
  • Benjamin Garcia on Job 39:14 - 3 years ago
    What exactly is meant by this verse?
  • Spirit-Wind on Job 39 - 5 years ago
    Unicorn - This is the Hebrew/Greek translation into English. It means: United at the Horn --- or Unicorn - Which is the Wild Ox - when tamed - Wild Oxen were yoked at the horn. To be equally yoked is a symbol of being united at the horn ---- not at the neck. This amazing symbol of being equally yoked is a total union of the mind. Christ invites us to be yoked to His mind, for His yoke is easy
  • Bro. Colt Vaughn on Job 39 - 5 years ago
    The Word of God says what it means. If God wanted to say wild ox, then he would have. Take God's Word at face value.
  • London on Job 39 - 6 years ago
    The biblical unicorn was a large animal with great strength num. 23:22 . This animal did exist , according to GOD's word.
  • A disciple on Job 39 - 6 years ago
    "Unicorn" is more accurately translated, Wild Ox.
  • Izola bird on Job 39 - 7 years ago
    I think the unicorn is just that what we see as a fantasy mythical horse with a horn. So why can't we say the bible is right. Our imagination can't began to comprehend all kinds of creatures from the beginning when God created the earth. Maybe they died off like the giants "David and Goliath."
  • SJames on Job 39 - 9 years ago
    Verses about the horse are used very dramatically and effectively in the opening scene of "Secretariat " narrated by Diane Lane.
  • Michael Webb on Job 39 - 12 years ago
    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.
  • Andre on Job 39:9 - 12 years ago
    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 on Job 39 - 13 years ago
    unicorn in this verse is a hebrew word for wild bull. it is Hebrew 7214 in the Greek/Hebrew dictionary
  • Lynette on Job 39 - 13 years ago

    "probably the great aurochs or wild bulls which are now extinct. The exact meaning is not known."
  • JayVee on Job 39:9 - 14 years ago
    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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