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."

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