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Job 39 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Do you know the time when the wild mountain goats bear young? Or can you mark when the deer gives birth? 1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
2 Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they bear young? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They bow down, They bring forth their young, They deliver their offspring. 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.
4 Their young ones are healthy, They grow strong with grain; They depart and do not return to them. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 "Who set the wild donkey free? Who loosed the bonds of the onager, 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the barren land his dwelling? 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
7 He scorns the tumult of the city; He does not heed the shouts 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 searches after every green thing. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.
9 "Will the wild ox be willing to serve you? Will he bed by your manger? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you bind the wild ox in the furrow with ropes? Or will he 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 trust him because his strength is great? Or will you leave your labor to him? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?
12 Will you trust him to bring home 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 wave proudly, But are her wings and pinions like the kindly stork's? 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.
14 For she leaves her eggs on the ground, And warms them in the dust; 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 She forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may break them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She treats her young harshly, as though they were not hers; Her labor is in vain, without concern, 16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 Because God deprived her of wisdom, And did not endow her with understanding. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 When she lifts herself on high, She scorns the horse and its rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 "Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder? 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 Can you frighten him like a locust? His majestic snorting strikes terror. 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He gallops into the clash of arms. 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; Nor does he turn back from the sword. 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
23 The quiver rattles against him, The glittering spear and javelin. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 He devours the distance with fierceness and rage; Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has sounded. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 At the blast of the trumpet he says, 'Aha!' He smells the battle from afar, The thunder of captains and 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 "Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, And spread its wings toward the south? 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?
27 Does the eagle mount up at your command, And make its nest on high? 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?
28 On the rocks it dwells and resides, On the crag of the rock and the stronghold. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 From there it spies out the prey; Its eyes observe from afar. 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young ones suck up blood; And where the slain are, there it is." 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."