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Job 39 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

Common English Bible (CEB) New International Version (NIV)
1 Do you know when mountain goats give birth; do you observe the birthing of does? 1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
2 Can you count the months of pregnancy; do you know when they give birth? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They crouch, split open for their young, send forth their offspring. 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.
4 Their young are healthy; they grow up in the open country, leave and never return. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 Who freed the wild donkey, loosed the ropes of the onager 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 to whom I gave the desert as home, his dwelling place in the salt flats? 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
7 He laughs at the clamor of the town, doesn't hear the driver's shout, 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout.
8 searches the hills for food and seeks any green sprout. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.
9 Will the wild ox agree to be your slave, or will it spend the night in your crib? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you bind it with a rope to a plowed row; will it plow the valley behind you? 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you trust it because its strength is great so that you can leave your work to it? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?
12 Can you rely on it to bring back your grain to gather into your threshing floor? 12 Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor?
13 The ostrich's wings flap joyously, but her wings and plumage are like a stork. 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.
14 She leaves her eggs on the earth, lets them warm in the dust, 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 then forgets that a foot may crush them or a wild animal trample them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She treats her young harshly as if they were not hers, without worrying that her labor might be in vain; 16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 God didn't endow her with sense, didn't give her some good sense. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 When she flaps her wings high, she laughs at horse and rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 Did you give strength to the horse, clothe his neck with a mane, 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 cause him to leap like a locust, his majestic snorting, a fright? 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21 He paws in the valley, prances proudly, charges at battle weapons, 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 laughs at fear, unafraid. He doesn't turn away from the sword; 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
23 a quiver of arrows flies by him, flashing spear and dagger. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 Excitedly, trembling, he swallows the ground; can't stand still at a trumpet's blast. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 At a trumpet's sound, he says, "Aha!" smells the battle from afar, hears officers' shouting and the battle cry. 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 due to your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings to the south? 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?
27 Or at your command does the eagle soar, the vulture build a nest on high? 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?
28 They dwell on an outcropping of rock, their fortress on rock's edge. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 From there they search for food; their eyes notice it from afar, 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 and their young lap up blood; where carcasses lie, there they are. 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."