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Job 39

Job 39:1  
“Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?

Job 39:2  
Can you count the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?

Job 39:3  
They bow themselves. They bear their young. They end their labor pains.

Job 39:4  
Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go out, and don’t return again.

Job 39:5  
“Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey,

Job 39:6  
whose home I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place?

Job 39:7  
He scorns the tumult of the city, neither does he hear the shouting of the driver.

Job 39:8  
The range of the mountains is his pasture. He searches after every green thing.

Job 39:9  
“Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough?

Job 39:10  
Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?

Job 39:11  
Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor?

Job 39:12  
Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather the grain of your threshing floor?

Job 39:13  
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Job 39:14  
For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,

Job 39:15  
and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them.

Job 39:16  
She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,

Job 39:17  
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

Job 39:18  
When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

Job 39:19  
“Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?

Job 39:20  
Have you made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is awesome.

Job 39:21  
He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength. He goes out to meet the armed men.

Job 39:22  
He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed, neither does he turn back from the sword.

Job 39:23  
The quiver rattles against him, the flashing spear and the javelin.

Job 39:24  
He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

Job 39:25  
As often as the trumpet sounds he snorts, ‘Aha!’ He smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Job 39:26  
“Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?

Job 39:27  
Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, and makes his nest on high?

Job 39:28  
On the cliff he dwells and makes his home, on the point of the cliff and the stronghold.

Job 39:29  
From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off.

Job 39:30  
His young ones also suck up blood. Where the slain are, there he is.”


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