Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Job 39:28

"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Birds;   Eagle;   God;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Eagle, the;   Rocks;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Animals;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Eagle;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Birds;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Knowledge;   Nature;   Rock;   World;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Eagle;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Crag;   Eagle;   Ivory;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Eagle;   Vulture;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Upon the crag of the rock - סלע שן shen sela, the tooth of the rock, i.e., some projecting part, whither adventurous man himself dares not follow her.

And the strong place - ומצודה umetsudah . Mr. Good translates this word ravine, and joins it to Job 39:29, thus: "And thence espieth the ravine: her eyes trace the prey afar off."

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/job-39.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock - “He rarely quits the mountains to descend into the plains. Each pair live in an insulated state, establishing their quarters on some high and precipitous cliff, at a respectful distance from others of the same species.” “Edin. Ency.” They seem to occupy the same cliff, or place of abode, during their lives; and hence, it is that they are represented as having a permanent abode on the lofty rock. In Damir it is said that the blind poet Besar, son of Jazidi, being asked, if God would give him the choice to be an animal, what he would be, said that he would wish to be nothing else than an “alokab,” a species of the eagle, for they dwelt in places to which no wild animal could have access. Scheutzer, “Phys. Sac. in loc.” The word rendered “abideth” means commonly “to pass the night,” and here refers to the fact that the high rock was its constant abode or dwelling. By night as well as by day, the eagle had his home there.

Upon the crag of the rock - Hebrew, “Upon the tooth of the rock” - from the resemblance of the crag of a rock to a tooth.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/job-39.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. Where she and her young are safe: so PlinyF18Nat. Hist. l. 10. 3. says, eagles make their nests in rocks, even in the precipices of them, as the philosopher quoted in the preceding verse; and here on the tooth, edge, or precipice of the rock, which is inaccessible, and so like a strong fortified place.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/job-39.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

abideth — securely (Psalm 91:1); it occupies the same abode mostly for life.

crag — literally, “tooth” (1 Samuel 14:5, Margin).

strong place — citadel, fastness.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/job-39.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Job 39:28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

Ver. 28. She dwelleth and abideth upon the rock, &c.] Which are counterscarfed and encompassed with precipices; there she makes her nest in the clefts and crags. The reason whereof see in the note on the verse before.

Upon the crag of the rock] She nestleth not upon the sand, as the ostrich doth, Job 39:14. And in this so great difference of birds and other creatures is seen the wonderful power and providence of God.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Job 39:28". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/job-39.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Which she doth partly for the security of herself and her young; and partly that she may thence have the better prospect to discern her prey, as it followeth.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Job 39:28". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/job-39.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

28.Crag of the rock — Literally, tooth of the rock.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/job-39.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Access. See Abdias iv.; Aristotle, anim. ix. 32.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/job-39.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

She = He.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-39.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

Abideth - securely (Psalms 91:1); it occupies the same abode mostly for life.

Crag - literally, tooth [ shen (Hebrew #8127)] (margin, 1 Samuel 14:5).

Strong place - citadel, fastness.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/job-39.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
upon
1 Samuel 14:4
Reciprocal: Obadiah 1:4 - exalt

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 39:28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-39.html.