Job 39
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1Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the deer in labor?1"Are you acquainted with the way the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch as the wild deer give birth to their young?
2Can you count the months they are pregnant so you can know the time they give birth?2Do you count the months they must fulfill, and do you know the time they give birth?
3They crouch down to give birth to their young; they deliver their newborn.3They crouch, they bear their young, they bring forth the offspring they have carried.
4Their offspring are healthy and grow up in the open field. They leave and do not return.4Their young grow strong, and grow up in the open; they go off, and do not return to them.
5Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from its harness?5Who let the wild donkey go free? Who released the bonds of the donkey,
6I made the desert its home, and the salty wasteland its dwelling.6to whom I appointed the steppe for its home, the salt wastes as its dwelling place?
7It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver.7It scorns the tumult in the town; it does not hear the shouts of a driver.
8It roams the mountains for its pastureland, searching for anything green.8It ranges the hills as its pasture, and searches after every green plant.
9Would the wild ox be willing to serve you? Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?9Is the wild ox willing to be your servant? Will it spend the night at 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 wild ox to a furrow with its rope, will it till the valleys, following after you?
11Can you depend on it because its strength is great? Would you leave it to do your hard work?11Will you rely on it because its strength is great? Will you commit your labor to it?
12Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grain and bring it to your threshing floor?12Can you count on it to bring in your grain, and gather the grain 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 with joy, but are they the pinions and plumage of a stork?
14She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.14For she leaves her eggs on the ground, and lets them be warmed on the soil.
15She forgets that a foot may crush them or that some wild animal may trample them.15She forgets that a foot might crush them, or that a 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 is harsh with her young, as if they were not hers; she is unconcerned about the uselessness of her labor.
17For God has deprived her of wisdom; he has not endowed her with understanding.17For God deprived her of wisdom, and did not impart understanding to her.
18When she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.18But as soon as she springs up, she laughs at the horse and its rider.
19Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?19"Do you give the horse its strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
20Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting fills one with terror.20Do you make it leap like a locust? Its proud neighing is terrifying!
21He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he charges into battle.21It paws the ground in the valley, exulting mightily, it goes out to meet the weapons.
22He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword.22It laughs at fear and is not dismayed; it does not shy away from the sword.
23A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and a javelin.23On it the quiver rattles; the lance and javelin flash.
24He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet's sound.24In excitement and impatience it consumes the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet is blown.
25When the trumpet blasts, he snorts defiantly. He smells the battle from a distance; he hears the officers' shouts and the battle cry.25At the sound of the trumpet, it says, 'Aha!' And from a distance it catches the scent of battle, the thunderous shouting of commanders, and the battle cries.
26Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, and spreads its wings toward the south?
27Does the eagle soar at your command and make its nest on high?27Is it at your command that the eagle soars, and builds its nest on high?
28It lives on a cliff where it spends the night; its stronghold is on a rocky crag.28It lives on a rock and spends the night there, on a rocky crag and a fortress.
29From there it searches for prey; its eyes penetrate the distance.29From there it spots its prey, its eyes gaze intently from a distance.
30Its brood gulps down blood, and where the slain are, it is there.30And its young ones devour the blood, and where the dead carcasses are, there it is."
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