Job 39
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?1"Do you know when the mountain goat gives birth? Do you watch the doe as it calves its young?
2"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?2Can you count the months of their gestation? Do you know the time when they give birth,
3"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.3when they crouch down to give birth to their offspring, and let go of their birth pangs?
4"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.4Their young are strong; they grow up in the open field; then they go off and don't return to them."
5"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,5"Who sets the wild donkey free? Who loosens the bonds of the wild donkey
6To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?6to whom I've given the Arabah for a home; the salt plain for his dwelling place?
7"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.7He despises city noises; he ignores the shouts of the driver.
8"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.8He ranges the mountains that are his pasture to search for anything green.
9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?9Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he sleep at night near your feeding trough?
10"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?10Can you bind the ox to plow a furrow with a rope? Will he harrow after you in the valley?
11"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?11Will you trust him because of his great strength and entrust your labor to him?
12"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?12Will you trust him that he'll bring in your grain, and gather it to your threshing floor?"
13"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,13"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?
14For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,14She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand,
15And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.15but she forgets that a foot might crush them or any wild animal might trample them.
16"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;16She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain,
17Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.17because God didn't grant her wisdom and never gave her understanding.
18"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.18And yet when she gets ready to run, 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 instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
20"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.20Can you make him leap like the locust, and make the splendor of his snorting terrifying?
21"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.21He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.
22"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.22He scoffs at fear and is never scared; he never retreats from a sword.
23"The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin.23A quiver of arrows rattles against his side, along with a flashing spear and a lance.
24"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.24Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound!
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.25When the trumpet blasts he'll neigh, 'Aha! Aha!' From a distance he can sense war, the war cry of generals, and their shouting."
26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its 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 high at your command and build its nest on the highest crags?
28"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.28He dwells on the crags where he makes his home, there on the rocky crag is his stronghold.
29"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.29From there he searches for prey, and his eyes recognize it from a distance.
30"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."30His young ones feast on blood; he'll be found wherever there's a carcass."
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