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Job 39 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns? 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 give birth? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They end their labor pains. 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 field. They go forth, and don't return again. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.
5 "Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey, 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
6 Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land 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, Neither hears he the shouting 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, 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 content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough? 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till 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 trust him, because his strength is great? Or 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 Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, And gather the grain of 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 on the earth, Warms them in the dust, 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,
15 And forgets that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild animal may trample them. 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without 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 deprived her of wisdom, Neither has he imparted to her understanding. 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
18 When she lifts up herself on high, She scorns the horse and his rider. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
19 "Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane? 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane?
20 Have you made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is awesome. 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 goes out to meet the armed men. 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
22 He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither 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 flashing spear and the javelin. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, Neither does he 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 As often as the trumpet sounds he snorts, 'Aha!' He smells the battle afar off, 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 stretches her 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 cliff he dwells, and makes his home, On the point of the cliff, and the stronghold. 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.
29 From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off. 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.
30 His young ones also suck up blood. Where the slain are, there he is." 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."