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Job 39 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 "Job, do you know when mountain goats have their babies? Do you watch when female deer give birth? 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 the animals have their babies? Do you know the time when they give birth? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They bend their back legs and have their babies. Then their labor pains stop. 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.
4 Their little ones grow strong and healthy in the wild. They leave and do not come home again. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 "Who let the wild donkeys go free? Who untied their ropes? 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 I gave them the dry and empty land as their home. I gave them salt flats to live in. 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
7 They laugh at all of the noise in town. They do not hear the shouts of the donkey drivers. 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout.
8 They wander over the hills to look for grass. They search for anything green to eat. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.
9 "Job, will wild oxen agree to serve you? Will they stay by your feed box at night? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you keep them in straight rows with harnesses? Will they plow the valleys behind you? 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you depend on them for their great strength? Will you let them do your heavy work? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?
12 Can you trust them to bring in your grain? Will they take 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 ostriches flap with joy. But they can't compare with the wings and feathers of storks. 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.
14 Ostriches lay their eggs on the ground. They let them get warm in the sand. 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 They do not know that something might step on them. A wild animal might walk all over them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 Ostriches are mean to their little ones. They treat them as if they did not belong to them. They do not care that their work was useless. 16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 I did not provide ostriches with wisdom. I did not give them good sense. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 But when they spread their feathers to run, they laugh at a horse and its rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 "Job, do you give horses their strength? Do you put flowing manes on their necks? 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make them jump like locusts? They terrify others with their proud snorting. 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21 They paw the ground wildly. They are filled with joy. They charge at their enemies. 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 They laugh at fear. They are not afraid of anything. They do not run away from swords. 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
23 Many arrows rattle at their sides. Flashing spears and javelins are also there. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 They are so stirred up that they eat up the ground. They can't stand still when trumpets are blown. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 When they hear the trumpets they snort, 'Aha!' They catch the smells of battle far away. They hear the shouts of commanders and the battle cries. 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 "Job, are you wise enough to teach hawks where to fly? They spread their wings and fly toward the south. 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?
27 Do you command eagles to fly so high? They build their nests as high as they can. 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?
28 They live on cliffs and stay there at night. High up on the rocks they think they are safe. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 From there they look for their food. They can see it from far away. 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 Their little ones like to eat blood. Eagles gather where they see dead bodies." 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."