New American Standard Bible
God Speaks of Nature and Its Beings
1Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe the calving of the deer?
2Can you count the months they fulfill,
3They kneel down, they bring forth their young,
4Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;
5Who sent out the wild donkey free?
6To whom I gave the wilderness for a home
7He scorns the tumult of the city,
8He explores the mountains for his pasture
9Will the wild ox consent to serve you,
10Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes,
11Will you trust him because his strength is great
12Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain
13The ostriches wings flap joyously
14For she abandons her eggs to the earth
15And she forgets that a foot may crush them,
16She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;
17Because God has made her forget wisdom,
18When she lifts herself on high,
19Do you give the horse his might?
20Do you make him leap like the locust?
21He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength;
22He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;
23The quiver rattles against him,
24With shaking and rage he races over the ground,
25As often as the trumpet sounds he says, Aha!
26Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,
27Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
28On the cliff he dwells and lodges,
29From there he spies out food;
30His young ones also suck up blood;