1 Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the deer in labor?
2 Can you count the months they are pregnanta so you can know the time they give birth?

References for Job 39:2

    • a 39:2 - Lit months they fulfill
      3 They crouch down to give birth to their young; they deliver their newborn.b

      References for Job 39:3

        • b 39:3 - Or they send away their labor pains
          4 Their offspring are healthy and grow up in the open field. They leave and do not return.c

          References for Job 39:4

            • c 39:4 - Lit return to them
              5 Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from its harness?
              6 I made the wilderness its home, and the salty wastelandd its dwelling.

              References for Job 39:6

                • d 39:6 - Ps 107:34; Jr 17:6
                  7 It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver.
                  8 It roams the mountains for its pastureland, searching for anything green.
                  9 Would the wild ox be willing to serve you? Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?
                  10 Can you hold the wild ox by its harness to the furrow? Will it plow the valleys behind you?e

                  References for Job 39:10

                    • e 39:10 - Isa 28:24; Hs 10:11
                      11 Can you depend on it because of its strength?f Would you leave it to do your hard work?

                      References for Job 39:11

                          12 Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grain and bring [it] to your threshing floor?
                          13 The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?gh

                          References for Job 39:13

                            • g 39:13 - Hb obscure
                            • h 39:13 - Dt 32:11; Ps 91:4
                              14 She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand.
                              15 She forgets that a foot may crush them or that some wild animal may trample them.
                              16 She treats her young harshly, as if [they] were not her own, with no fear that her labor may have been in vain.
                              17 For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding.i

                              References for Job 39:17

                                  18 When she proudlyj spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.

                                  References for Job 39:18

                                      19 Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?k

                                      References for Job 39:19

                                          20 Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting [fills one with] terror.
                                          21 He pawsl in the valley and rejoices in his strength; He charges into battle.m

                                          References for Job 39:21

                                            • l 39:21 - LXX, Syr; MT reads digs
                                            • m 39:21 - Lit He goes out to meet the weapon
                                              22 He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing;n he does not run from the sword.

                                              References for Job 39:22

                                                • n 39:22 - Dt 1:21; Jos 1:9
                                                  23 A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and a lance.o

                                                  References for Job 39:23

                                                      24 He charges aheadp with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet's sound.

                                                      References for Job 39:24

                                                        • p 39:24 - Lit He swallows the ground
                                                          25 When the trumpet blasts, he snorts defiantly.q He smells the battle from a distance; he hears the officers' shouts and the battle cry.

                                                          References for Job 39:25

                                                            • q 39:25 - Lit he says, "Aha!"
                                                              26 Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?
                                                              27 Does the eagle soar at your command and make its nest on high?r

                                                              References for Job 39:27

                                                                • r 39:27 - Jr 49:16; Ob 4
                                                                  28 It lives on a cliff where it spends the night; its stronghold is on a rocky crag.
                                                                  29 From there it searches for prey; its eyes penetrate the distance.
                                                                  30 Its brood gulps down blood, and wherever corpses lie, it is there.s

                                                                  References for Job 39:30

                                                                    • s 39:30 - Ezk 39:17-20; Mt 24:28; Rv 19:17-18,21