Job 39
New American Standard Bible 1995New International 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 goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
2"Can you count the months they fulfill, Or do you know the time they give birth?2Do you count the months till they bear? 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; their labor pains are ended.
4"Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them.4Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,5"Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied its ropes?
6To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?6I gave it the wasteland as its home, the salt flats as its habitat.
7"He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.7It laughs at the commotion in the town; it does not hear a driver's shout.
8"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.8It ranges the hills for its pasture and searches for any green thing.
9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?9"Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will it 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 it to the furrow with a harness? Will it till the valleys behind you?
11"Will you trust him because his strength is great And leave your labor to him?11Will you rely on it for its great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to it?
12"Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?12Can you trust it to haul in your grain and bring 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 joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork.
14For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust,14She lays 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.15unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some 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 they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.17for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.18Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and 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 or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
20"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.20Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting?
21"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons.21It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength, and charges into the fray.
22"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword.22It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword.
23"The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin.23The quiver rattles against its side, along with the 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.24In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet 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 trumpet it snorts, 'Aha!' It catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.
26"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?26"Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread 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 at your command and build its nest on high?
28"On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.28It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold.
29"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar.29From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.
30"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."30Its young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there it is."
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