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Chapter
Job 39

Book of Job - Chapter 39

Job 39:1

"Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?

Job 39:2

Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?

Job 39:3

They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they end their labor pains.

Job 39:4

Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don't return again.

Job 39:5

"Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey,

Job 39:6

Whose home I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place?

Job 39:7

He scorns the tumult of the city, neither does he hear the shouting of the driver.

Job 39:8

The range of the mountains is his pasture, He searches after every green thing.

Job 39:9

"Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough?

Job 39:10

Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?

Job 39:11

Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor?

Job 39:12

Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather the grain of your threshing floor?

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Job 39:14

For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,

Job 39:15

and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them.

Job 39:16

She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,

Job 39:17

because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

Job 39:18

When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

Job 39:19

"Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?

Job 39:20

Have you made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is awesome.

Job 39:21

He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength. He goes out to meet the armed men.

Job 39:22

He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed, neither does he turn back from the sword.

Job 39:23

The quiver rattles against him, the flashing spear and the javelin.

Job 39:24

He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

Job 39:25

As often as the trumpet sounds he snorts, 'Aha!' He smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Job 39:26

"Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?

Job 39:27

Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, and makes his nest on high?

Job 39:28

On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home, on the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.

Job 39:29

From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off.

Job 39:30

His young ones also suck up blood. Where the slain are, there he is."