Job 39
New American Standard Bible 1995NET Bible
1"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?1"Are you acquainted with the way the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch as the wild deer give birth to their young?
2"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?2Do you count the months they must fulfill, and 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, they bear their young, they bring forth the offspring they have carried.
4"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.4Their young grow strong, and grow up in the open; they go off, and do not return to them.
5"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,5Who let the wild donkey go free? Who released the bonds of the donkey,
6To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?6to whom I appointed the steppe for its home, the salt wastes as its dwelling place?
7"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.7It scorns the tumult in the town; it does not hear the shouts of a driver.
8"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.8It ranges the hills as its pasture, and searches after every green plant.
9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?9Is the wild ox willing to be your servant? Will it spend the night at 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 wild ox to a furrow with its rope, will it till the valleys, following after you?
11"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?11Will you rely on it because its strength is great? Will you commit your labor to it?
12"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?12Can you count on it to bring in your grain, and gather the grain to your threshing floor?
13"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,13"The wings of the ostrich flap with joy, but are they the pinions and plumage of a 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 be warmed on the soil.
15And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them.15She forgets that a foot might crush them, or that a 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 is harsh with her young, as if they were not hers; she is unconcerned about the uselessness of her labor.
17Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.17For God deprived her of wisdom, and did not impart understanding to her.
18"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.18But as soon as she springs up, she laughs at the horse and its rider.
19"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?19"Do you give the horse its strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
20"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.20Do you make it leap like a locust? Its proud neighing is terrifying!
21"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.21It paws the ground in the valley, exulting mightily, it goes out to meet the weapons.
22"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.22It laughs at fear and is not dismayed; it does not shy away from the sword.
23"The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin.23On it the quiver rattles; the lance and javelin flash.
24"With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.24In excitement and impatience it consumes the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet is blown.
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 sound of the trumpet, it says, 'Aha!' And from a distance it catches the scent of battle, the thunderous shouting of commanders, and the battle cries.
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 soars, and spreads its wings toward the south?
27"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?27Is it at your command that the eagle soars, and builds its nest on high?
28"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.28It lives on a rock and spends the night there, on a rocky crag and a fortress.
29"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.29From there it spots its prey, its eyes gaze intently from a distance.
30"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."30And its young ones devour the blood, and where the dead carcasses are, there it is."
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