Job 39 – “God’s First Speech – Part II”

eagle3bHebrew-English Text
I. Summary
God continues to belittle Job by pointing out that he doesn’t control any of the wild animals.

II. Photo
God asks Job if he controls the eagle: “Does the eagle soar at your command, Building his nest high, Dwelling in the rock, Lodging upon the fastness of a jutting rock?” (vv. 27-28)

III. Important Verses

vv. 19-23: Do you give the horse his strength? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? … He paws with force, he runs with vigor, Charging into battle. He scoffs at fear; he cannot be frightened; He does not recoil from the sword. A quiverful of arrows whizzes by him, And the flashing spear and the javelin.
vv. 27-28: Does the eagle soar at your command, Building his nest high, Dwelling in the rock, Lodging upon the fastness of a jutting rock?

IV. Outline

1-30. Job neither understands nor controls the...
    1-4. Mountain goat
    5-8. Wild donkey
    9-12. Wild ox
    13-18. Ostrich
    19-25. Horse
    26-30. Eagle

V. Comment
No comment today. I hope to revisit this chapter after finishing the cycle.

VI. Works Used
Photo taken from  http://northislandexplorer.com/birds/eagle3b.jpg

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