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Job 39 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Do you know when the mountain goats bring forth? Do you observe the calving of the hinds? 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 fulfil, and do you know the time when they bring forth, 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 when they crouch, bring forth their offspring, and are delivered of their young? 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; they go forth, and do not return to them. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 "Who has let the wild ass go free? Who has loosed the bonds of the swift ass, 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 to whom I have given the steppe for his home, and the salt land for his dwelling place? 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
7 He scorns the tumult of the city; he hears not the shouts of the driver. 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout.
8 He ranges the mountains as his pasture, and he searches after every green thing. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing.
9 "Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your crib? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes, or will he harrow the valleys after you? 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you depend on him because his strength is great, and will you leave to him your labor? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?
12 Do you have faith in him that he will return, and bring your grain 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 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 leaves her eggs to the earth, and lets them be warmed on the ground, 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 forgetting that a foot may crush them, and that the wild beast may trample them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers; though her labor be in vain, yet she has no 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 has made her forget wisdom, and given her no share in understanding. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 When she rouses herself to flee, she laughs at the horse and his rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 "Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with strength? 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible. 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
21 He paws in the valley, and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 He laughs at fear, and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
23 Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear and the javelin. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground; he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 When the trumpet sounds, he says 'Aha!' He smells the battle from afar, 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 your wisdom that the hawk soars, and spreads his wings toward the south? 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south?
27 Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high? 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?
28 On the rock he dwells and makes his home in the fastness of the rocky crag. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 Thence he spies out the prey; his eyes behold it afar off. 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 His young ones suck up blood; and where the slain are, there is he." 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."