Job 39
New American Standard Bible 1995Berean Study Bible
1"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?1“Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the doe bear her fawn?
2"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?2Can you count the months they are pregnant? Do you know the time they give birth?
3"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.3They crouch down and bring forth their young; they deliver their newborn.
4"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.4Their young ones thrive and grow up in the open field; they leave and do not return.
5"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,5Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from the harness?
6To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?6I made the wilderness his home and the salt flats his dwelling.
7"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.7He scorns the tumult of the city and never hears the shouts of a driver.
8"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.8He roams the mountains for pasture, searching for any green thing.
9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?9Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?10Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he plow the valleys behind you?
11"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?11Can you rely on his great strength? Will you leave your hard work to him?
12"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?12Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor?
13"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,13The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but cannot match the pinions and feathers of the stork.
14For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,14For she leaves her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand.
15And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.15She forgets that a foot may crush them, or a wild animal may trample them.
16"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;16She treats her young harshly, as if not her own, with no concern that her labor was in vain.
17Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.17For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding.
18"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.18Yet when she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.
19"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?19Do you give strength to the horse or adorn his neck with a mane?
20"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.20Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.21He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he charges into battle.
22"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.22He laughs at fear, frightened of nothing; he does not turn back from the sword.
23"The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin.23A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and lance.
24"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.24Trembling with excitement, he devours the distance; he cannot stand still when the ram’s horn sounds.
25"As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!' And he scents the battle from afar, And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.25At the blast of the horn, he snorts with fervor. He catches the scent of battle from afar—the shouts of captains and the cry of war.
26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?26Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread his wings toward the south?
27"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?27Does the eagle soar at your command and make his nest on high?
28"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.28He dwells on a cliff and lodges there; his stronghold is on a rocky crag.
29"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.29From there he spies out food; his eyes see it from afar.
30"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."30His young ones feast on blood; and where the slain are, there he is.”
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