Job 39
Christian Standard BibleNew Living Translation
1Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the deer in labor?1“Do you know when the wild goats give birth? Have you watched as deer are born in the wild?
2Can you count the months they are pregnant so you can know the time they give birth?2Do you know how many months they carry their young? Are you aware of the time of their delivery?
3They crouch down to give birth to their young; they deliver their newborn.3They crouch down to give birth to their young and deliver their offspring.
4Their offspring are healthy and grow up in the open field. They leave and do not return.4Their young grow up in the open fields, then leave home and never return.
5Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from its harness?5“Who gives the wild donkey its freedom? Who untied its ropes?
6I made the desert its home, and the salty wasteland its dwelling.6I have placed it in the wilderness; its home is the wasteland.
7It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver.7It hates the noise of the city and has no driver to shout at it.
8It roams the mountains for its pastureland, searching for anything green.8The mountains are its pastureland, where it searches for every blade of grass.
9Would the wild ox be willing to serve you? Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?9“Will the wild ox consent to being tamed? Will it spend the night in your stall?
10Can you hold the wild ox to a furrow by its harness? Will it plow the valleys behind you?10Can you hitch a wild ox to a plow? Will it plow a field for you?
11Can you depend on it because its strength is great? Would you leave it to do your hard work?11Given its strength, can you trust it? Can you leave and trust the ox to do your work?
12Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grain and bring it to your threshing floor?12Can you rely on it to bring home your grain and deliver it to your threshing floor?
13The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?13“The ostrich flaps her wings grandly, but they are no match for the feathers of the stork.
14She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.14She lays her eggs on top of the earth, letting them be warmed in the dust.
15She forgets that a foot may crush them or that some wild animal may trample them.15She doesn’t worry that a foot might crush them or a wild animal might destroy 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 toward her young, as if they were not her own. She doesn’t care if they die.
17For God has deprived her of wisdom; he has not endowed her with understanding.17For God has deprived her of wisdom. He has given her no understanding.
18When she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.18But whenever she jumps up to run, she passes the swiftest horse with its rider.
19Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?19“Have you given the horse its strength or clothed its neck with a flowing mane?
20Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting fills one with terror.20Did you give it the ability to leap like a locust? Its majestic snorting is terrifying!
21He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he charges into battle.21It paws the earth and rejoices in its strength when it charges out to battle.
22He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword.22It laughs at fear and is unafraid. It does not run from the sword.
23A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and a javelin.23The arrows rattle against it, and the spear and javelin flash.
24He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet's sound.24It paws the ground fiercely and rushes forward into battle when the ram’s horn blows.
25When the trumpet blasts, he snorts defiantly. He smells the battle from a distance; he hears the officers' shouts and the battle cry.25It snorts at the sound of the horn. It senses the battle in the distance. It quivers at the captain’s commands and the noise of battle.
26Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?26“Is it your wisdom that makes the hawk soar and spread 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 rises to the heights to make its nest?
28It lives on a cliff where it spends the night; its stronghold is on a rocky crag.28It lives on the cliffs, making its home on a distant, rocky crag.
29From there it searches for prey; its eyes penetrate the distance.29From there it hunts its prey, keeping watch with piercing eyes.
30Its brood gulps down blood, and where the slain are, it is there.30Its young gulp down blood. Where there’s a carcass, there you’ll find it.”
The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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