Job 39 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [Or] canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains. 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.
4 Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bonds of the swift ass, 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place? 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
7 He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver. 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout.
8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, And he searcheth after every green thing. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.
9 Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee? 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you?
11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave to him thy labor? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?
12 Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather [the grain] of thy threshing-floor? 12 Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor?
13 The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; [But] are they the pinions and plumage of love? 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.
14 For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust, 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain, [she is] without fear; 16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, She scorneth the horse and his rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 Hast thou given the horse [his] might? Hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane? 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrible. 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth out to meet the armed men. 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither turneth he back from the sword. 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
23 The quiver rattleth against him, The flashing spear and the javelin. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 As oft as the trumpet [soundeth] he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting. 25 At the blast of the trumpet he snorts, 'Aha!' He catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.
26 Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south? 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?
27 Is it at thy command that the eagle mounteth up, And maketh her nest on high? 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?
28 On the cliff she dwelleth, and maketh her home, Upon the point of the cliff, and the stronghold. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 From thence she spieth out the prey; Her eyes behold it afar off. 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 Her young ones also suck up blood: And where the slain are, there is she. 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."