Job 39 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the deer gives birth to her fawn? 1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
2 Do you count the months until they give birth and know the right time for them to give birth? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They lie down, their young are born, and then the pain of giving birth is over. 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.
4 Their young ones grow big and strong in the wild country. Then they leave their homes and do not return. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied its ropes? 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 I am the one who gave the donkey the desert as its home; I gave it the desert lands as a place to live. 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
7 The wild donkey laughs at the confusion in the city, and it does not hear the drivers shout. 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout.
8 It roams the hills looking for pasture, looking for anything green to eat. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.
9 "Will the wild ox agree to serve you and stay by your feeding box at night? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you hold it to the plowed row with a harness so it will plow the valleys for you? 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you depend on the wild ox for its great strength and leave your heavy work for it to do? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?
12 Can you trust the ox to bring in your grain and gather it to your 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 flap happily, but they are not like the feathers of the stork. 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.
14 The ostrich lays its eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand. 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 It does not stop to think that a foot might step on them and crush them; it does not care that some animal might walk on them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 The ostrich is cruel to its young, as if they were not even its own. It does not care that its work is for nothing, 16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 because God did not give the ostrich wisdom; God did not give it a share of good sense. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 But when the ostrich gets up to run, it is so fast that it laughs at the horse and its rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 "Job, are you the one who gives the horse its strength or puts a flowing mane on its neck? 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make the horse jump like a locust? It scares people with its proud snorting. 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21 It paws wildly, enjoying its strength, and charges into battle. 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 It laughs at fear and is afraid of nothing; it does not run away from the sword. 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
23 The bag of arrows rattles against the horse's side, along with the flashing spears and swords. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 With great excitement, the horse races over the ground; and it cannot stand still when it hears the trumpet. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 When the trumpet blows, the horse snorts, 'Aha!' It smells the battle from far away; it hears the shouts of commanders 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 through your wisdom that the hawk flies and spreads its wings toward the south? 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?
27 Are you the one that commands the eagle to fly and build its nest so high? 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?
28 It lives on a high cliff and stays there at night; the rocky peak is its protected place. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 From there it looks for its food; its eyes can see it from far away. 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young eat blood, and where there is something dead, the eagle is there." 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."