The Book of Job (WEB)
39: 1"Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth?
Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?
39:2Can you number the months that they fulfill?
Or do you know the time when they give birth?
39:3They bow themselves, they bring forth their young,
They end their labor pains.
39:4Their young ones become strong.
They grow up in the open field.
They go forth, and don't return again.
39:5"Who has set the wild donkey free?
Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey,
39:6Whose home I have made the wilderness,
And the salt land his dwelling-place?
39:7He scorns the tumult of the city,
Neither hears he the shouting of the driver.
39:8The range of the mountains is his pasture,
He searches after every green thing.
39:9"Will the wild ox be content to serve you?
Or will he stay by your feeding trough?
39:10Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness?
Or will he till the valleys after you?
39:11Will you trust him, because his strength is great?
Or will you leave to him your labor?
39:12Will 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 are they the pinions and plumage of love?
39:14For she leaves her eggs on the earth,
Warms them in the dust,
39:15And forgets that the foot may crush them,
Or that the wild animal may trample them.
39:16She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers.
Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,
39:17Because God has deprived her of wisdom,
Neither has he imparted to her understanding.
39:18When she lifts up herself on high,
She scorns the horse and his rider.
39:19"Have you given the horse might?
Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?
39:20Have you made him to leap as a locust?
The glory of his snorting is awesome.
39:21He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength:
He goes out to meet the armed men.
39:22He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed;
Neither does he turn back from the sword.
39:23The quiver rattles against him,
The flashing spear and the javelin.
39:24He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage,
Neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
39:25As often as the trumpet sounds he snorts, 'Aha!'
He smells the battle afar 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?
39:27Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up,
And makes his nest on high?
39:28On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home,
On the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.
39:29From there he spies out the prey.
His eyes see it afar off.
39:30His young ones also suck up blood.
Where the slain are, there he is."
World English Bible