40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
40 when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?
40 when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in their thicket?
40 As they crouch in their den, waiting hungrily in their cave?
40 When they crouch in their dens, Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait?
40 as they lie in their dens or crouch in the thicket?
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:40
Commentary on Job 38:25-41
(Read Job 38:25-41)
Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.