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Job 39:27

27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?

Read Job 39:27 Using Other Translations

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?
Is it at your command that the eagle rises to the heights to make its nest?

What does Job 39:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 39:27

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command
No; but by an instinct which God has placed in it, and a capacity he has given it above all other birds. They take a circuit in their flight, and bend about before they soar aloft: but the eagle steers its course directly upwards towards heaven, till out of sight; and, as Apuleius says F16, up to the clouds, where it rains and snows, and beyond which there is no place for thunder and lightning;

and make her nest on high?
so the philosopher says F17; eagles make their nests not in plains, but in high places, especially in cragged rocks, as in ( Job 39:28 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F16 Florida 1.
F17 Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 9. c. 32.
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