Ass, the Wild

Ass, the Wild

Inhabits wild and solitary places — Job 39:6; Isaiah 32:14; Daniel
5:21.

Ranges the mountains for food — Job 39:8.

Brays when hungry — Job 6:5.

Suffers in time of scarcity — Jeremiah 14:6.

Described as

  • Fond of liberty. — Job 39:5.
  • Intractable. — Job 11:12.
  • Unsocial. — Hosea 8:9.
  • Despises his pursuers — Job 39:7.
  • Supported by God — Psalm 104:10,11.

Illustrative of

  • Intractableness of natural man. — Job 11:12.
  • The wicked in their pursuit of sin. — Job 24:5.
  • Israel in their love of idols. — Jeremiah 2:23,24.
  • The Assyrian power. — Hosea 8:9.
  • The Ishmaelites (Hebrew). — Genesis 16:12.

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Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ass (Donkey)