Job 39
Christian Standard BibleInternational Standard Version
1Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the deer in labor?1"Do you know when the mountain goat gives birth? Do you watch the doe as it calves its young?
2Can you count the months they are pregnant so you can know the time they give birth?2Can you count the months of their gestation? Do you know the time when they give birth,
3They crouch down to give birth to their young; they deliver their newborn.3when they crouch down to give birth to their offspring, and let go of their birth pangs?
4Their offspring are healthy and grow up in the open field. They leave and do not return.4Their young are strong; they grow up in the open field; then they go off and don't return to them."
5Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from its harness?5"Who sets the wild donkey free? Who loosens the bonds of the wild donkey
6I made the desert its home, and the salty wasteland its dwelling.6to whom I've given the Arabah for a home; the salt plain for his dwelling place?
7It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver.7He despises city noises; he ignores the shouts of the driver.
8It roams the mountains for its pastureland, searching for anything green.8He ranges the mountains that are his pasture to search for anything green.
9Would the wild ox be willing to serve you? Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?9Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he sleep at night near your feeding trough?
10Can you hold the wild ox to a furrow by its harness? Will it plow the valleys behind you?10Can you bind the ox to plow a furrow with a rope? Will he harrow after you in the valley?
11Can you depend on it because its strength is great? Would you leave it to do your hard work?11Will you trust him because of his great strength and entrust your labor to him?
12Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grain and bring it to your threshing floor?12Will you trust him that he'll bring in your grain, and gather it to your threshing floor?"
13The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?13"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?
14She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.14She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand,
15She forgets that a foot may crush them or that some wild animal may trample them.15but she forgets that a foot might crush them or any wild animal might trample them.
16She treats her young harshly, as if they were not her own, with no fear that her labor may have been in vain.16She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain,
17For God has deprived her of wisdom; he has not endowed her with understanding.17because God didn't grant her wisdom and never gave her understanding.
18When she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.18And yet when she gets ready to run, she laughs at the horse and its rider."
19Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?19Do you instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
20Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting fills one with terror.20Can you make him leap like the locust, and make the splendor of his snorting terrifying?
21He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he charges into battle.21He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.
22He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword.22He scoffs at fear and is never scared; he never retreats from a sword.
23A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and a javelin.23A quiver of arrows rattles against his side, along with a flashing spear and a lance.
24He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet's sound.24Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound!
25When the trumpet blasts, he snorts defiantly. He smells the battle from a distance; he hears the officers' shouts and the battle cry.25When the trumpet blasts he'll neigh, 'Aha! Aha!' From a distance he can sense war, the war cry of generals, and their shouting."
26Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings toward the south?
27Does the eagle soar at your command and make its nest on high?27Does the eagle soar high at your command and build its nest on the highest crags?
28It lives on a cliff where it spends the night; its stronghold is on a rocky crag.28He dwells on the crags where he makes his home, there on the rocky crag is his stronghold.
29From there it searches for prey; its eyes penetrate the distance.29From there he searches for prey, and his eyes recognize it from a distance.
30Its brood gulps down blood, and where the slain are, it is there.30His young ones feast on blood; he'll be found wherever there's a carcass."
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