Job 39:2
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New American Standard Bible
"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?

King James Bible
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou number the months that they fulfil? and knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

World English Bible
Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost number the months they fulfil? And thou hast known the time of their bringing forth!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Canst thou number the months ... - That is, as they wander in the wilderness, as they live in inaccessible crags and cliffs of the rocks, it is impossible for man to be acquainted with their habits as he can with those of the domestic animals.

Job 39:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether the Mode and Order of the Temptation were Becoming?
Objection 1: It would seem that the mode and order of the temptation were unbecoming. For the devil tempts in order to induce us to sin. But if Christ had assuaged His bodily hunger by changing the stones into bread, He would not have sinned; just as neither did He sin when He multiplied the loaves, which was no less a miracle, in order to succor the hungry crowd. Therefore it seems that this was nowise a temptation. Objection 2: Further, a counselor is inconsistent if he persuades the contrary to
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

On the Animals
The birds are the saints, because they fly to the higher heart; in the gospel: and he made great branches that the birds of the air might live in their shade. [Mark 4:32] Flying is the death of the saints in God or the knowledge of the Scriptures; in the psalm: I shall fly and I shall be at rest. [Ps. 54(55):7 Vulgate] The wings are the two testaments; in Ezekiel: your body will fly with two wings of its own. [Ez. 1:23] The feathers are the Scriptures; in the psalm: the wings of the silver dove.
St. Eucherius of Lyons—The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons

Cross References
Job 39:1
"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?

Job 39:3
"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.

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