"Do you know the month when mountain goats give birth? Have you ever watched a doe bear her fawn?
Do you know how many months she is pregnant? Do you know the season of her delivery,
when she crouches down and drops her offspring?
Her young ones flourish and are soon on their own; they leave and don't come back.
"Who do you think set the wild donkey free, opened the corral gates and let him go?
I gave him the whole wilderness to roam in, the rolling plains and wide-open places.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)