Job, Chapter 39

39:1 Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [Or] can you mark when the hinds calve?
39:2 Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they bring forth?
39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains.
39:4 Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and don't return again.
39:5 Who has sent out the wild donkey free? Or who has loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
39:6 Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place?
39:7 He scorns the tumult of the city, Neither does he hear the shoutings of the driver.
39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, And he searches after every green thing.
39:9 Will the wild-ox be content to serve you? Or will he spend the night by your crib?
39:10 Can you bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after you?
39:11 Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor?
39:12 Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, And gather [the grain] of your threshing-floor?
39:13 The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; [But] is it a pious plumage and down?
39:14 For she leaves her eggs on the earth, And warms them in the dust,
39:15 And forgets that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them.
39:16 She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor is in vain, [she is] without fear;
39:17 Because God has deprived her of wisdom, Neither has he imparted to her understanding.
39:18 What time she lifts up herself on high, She scorns the horse and his rider.
39:19 Have you given the horse [his] might? Have you clothed his neck with the quivering mane?
39:20 Have you made him to leap as a locust? The grandeur of his snorting is terrible.
39:21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength: He goes out to meet the armed men.
39:22 He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither does he turn back from the sword.
39:23 The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and the javelin.
39:24 He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither does he believe that it is the voice of the trumpet.
39:25 As often as the trumpet [sounds] he says, Aha! And he smells the battle far off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
39:26 Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, [And] stretches her wings toward the south?
39:27 Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, And makes her nest on high?
39:28 On the cliff she dwells, and makes her home, On the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.
39:29 From there she spies out the prey; Her eyes watch it far off.
39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: And where the slain are, there she is.

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