Job 39
A Faithful Version

1"Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? Can you observe the calving of deer?

2Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time for when they give birth;

3When they bow down and bring forth; and when they get rid of their birth pangs,

4Their young ones are strong, they grow up in the open field; they go forth and do not return to them again.

5Who has sent out the wild donkey free? Or who has loosed the bands of the swift donkey,

6To whom I gave the wilderness for its home, and the salt land for its dwellings?

7He scorns the tumult of the city; he does not hear the driver's shouts.

8The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.

9Will the wild ox be willing to serve you, or spend the night by your feed trough?

10Can you tie the wild ox in the furrow with rope? Or will he harrow the valleys for you?

11Will you trust him because his strength is great? Or will you leave your labor to him?

12Will you trust him, that he will bring home your seed and gather it to your threshing floor?

13The wing of the ostrich beats joyously; though not like the stork's pinions with its feathers.

14For she leaves her eggs in the earth, and lets them warm in the dust,

15And forgets that a foot may crush them, or that the beast of the field may break them.

16She treats her young roughly, as if not hers; for her labor is vanity without fear;

17Because God did not endow her with wisdom, and He has not imparted to her understanding.

18At the time she lifts herself up high, she scorns the horse and its rider.

19Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?

20Can you make him leap like a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrifying.

21He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; he goes on to meet the clash of weapons.

22He mocks at fear, and is not terrified; and he does not turn back from the sword.

23The quiver rattles against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

24He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage; and he does not stand still at the sound of the ram's horn.

25When the ram's horn sounds, he says, 'Aha!' And he smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

26Does the hawk soar by your wisdom? Will he spread his wings toward the south?

27Does the eagle mount up at your command and make her nest on high?

28She lives and abides on the rock, on the crag of the rock and the strong place.

29From there she seeks food, and her eyes see it afar off.

30And her young ones also suck up blood; and where the dead are, there she is."

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