for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.118
Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs2 at horse and rider.
"Do you give the horse his strength3 or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
Do you make him leap like a locust,4 striking terror5 with his proud snorting?621
He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength,7 and charges into the fray.822
He laughs9 at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
The quiver10 rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear11 and lance.
In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.1225
At the blast of the trumpet13 he snorts, 'Aha!' He catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.1426
"Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?1527
Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?16