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" Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. "
Early days; or, The Wesleyan scholar's guide - Page 37
1873
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Holy Bible

Zondervan, Zondervan Publishing House - Bibles - 1984 - 928 pages
...Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? 13 Gavest thou he God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. 6 f And the 14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, 15 And forgetteth that the foot may...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, (XXXVIII, 19) 16 Gavest thou untain And the salmon sing in the street. (1. 9 —...Began to whirr and chime: "O let not Time deceive you (XXXIX, 13-14) 17 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider. Hast...
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...attribute of man's lapse, derived from the observation in Job that she "leaveth her eggs in the sand, and warmeth them in dust, And forgetteth that the...crush them, or that the wild beast may break them" (Job 39:14-15). But the ostrich also "raises its eyes to heaven" and waits for the rising of the Pleides...
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A Desert Bestiary: Folklore, Literature, and Ecological Thought from the ...

Gregory McNamee - Social Science - 1996 - 166 pages
...ostrich was also long thought to be a less than doting parent. In the Book of Job, we read of the female, "which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth...foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them"—a reasonable enough supposition inasmuch as the ostrich does in fact nest on the ground. All...
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The Witness of the Stars

Ethelbert W. Bullinger - Religion - 1996 - 292 pages
...After * See Job xxxix. 14, 15, where it is said, the ostrich "leaveth her eggs in the dust, forgetting that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them." A NO ft. Mirfnft ) * ' XVII.PERSEUSf the Breaker the expiration of this time its brightness begins...
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Freud and Freudians on Religion: A Reader

Donald Capps - Religion - 2001 - 357 pages
...to the text. The "Poem of the Ostrich" describes how the ostrich jeopardizes her eggs: Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks! or wings and feathers...leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. She is...
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The Wisdom of the Torah

Dagobert D. Runes - Religion - 2001 - 300 pages
...him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers...leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. She is...
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At Vacant Hours

Thomas St Nicholas - Poetry - 2002 - 492 pages
...the goodly wings vnto the peacocks, or wings and feathers vnto the Ostrich? Which leaueth her egges in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wilde beast may breake them' (Job 39.13-15). 9 fanatic] 'Fanatics' were religious nonconformists, but...
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God's Kingdom on Earth: A History of Mankind

Charles Anderson Godby, Jr. - Religion - 2005 - 528 pages
...Feathers Unto The Ostrich, Which Leave Their Eggs In The Earth, That Are Warmed In Its Dust, Who Forgets That The Foot May Crush Them, Or That The Wild Beast May Break Them. And It Is She Who Is Hardened Against Her Young Ones As Though They Were Not Hers: Her Labor Is In...
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The Millennial Chronologically Dated Old Testament of Jehovah

Walter Curtis Lichfield - Religion - 2005 - 700 pages
...believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather (it into) thy barn? 39:13 "(Gavest thou) the goodly wings unto the peacocks? Or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? 39:14 "Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, 39:15 "And forgetteth that the...
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