Job 39
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?1Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
2"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?2Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
3"They kneel down, they bring forth their young, They get rid of their labor pains.3They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
4"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.4Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
5"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,5Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
6To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?6Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
7"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.7He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
8"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.8The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?9Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
10"Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, Or will he harrow the valleys after you?10Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
11"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?11Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
12"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?12Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
13"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,13Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
14For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,14Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
15And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.15And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
16"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;16She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;
17Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.17Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
18"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.18What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
19"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?19Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
20"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.20Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
21"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.21He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
22"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.22He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
23"The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin.23The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
24"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.24He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
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.25He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?26Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
27"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?27Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
28"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.28She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
29"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.29From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
30"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."30Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
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