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Job 39

MSG 1 "Do you know the month when mountain goats give birth? Have you ever watched a doe bear her fawn? NIV 1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? MSG 2 Do you know how many months she is pregnant? Do you know the season of her delivery, NIV 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? MSG 3 when she crouches down and drops her offspring? NIV 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. MSG 4 Her young ones flourish and are soon on their own; they leave and don't come back. NIV 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return. MSG 5 "Who do you think set the wild donkey free, opened the corral gates and let him go? NIV 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes? MSG 6 I gave him the whole wilderness to roam in, the rolling plains and wide-open places. NIV 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat. MSG 7 He laughs at his city cousins, who are harnessed and harried. He's oblivious to the cries of teamsters. NIV 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout. MSG 8 He grazes freely through the hills, nibbling anything that's green. NIV 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing. MSG 9 "Will the wild buffalo condescend to serve you, volunteer to spend the night in your barn? NIV 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night? MSG 10 Can you imagine hitching your plow to a buffalo and getting him to till your fields? NIV 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you? MSG 11 He's hugely strong, yes, but could you trust him, would you dare turn the job over to him? NIV 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him? MSG 12 You wouldn't for a minute depend on him, would you, to do what you said when you said it? NIV 12 Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor? MSG 13 "The ostrich flaps her wings futilely - all those beautiful feathers, but useless! NIV 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork. MSG 14 She lays her eggs on the hard ground, leaves them there in the dirt, exposed to the weather, NIV 14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, MSG 15 Not caring that they might get stepped on and cracked or trampled by some wild animal. NIV 15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them. MSG 16 She's negligent with her young, as if they weren't even hers. She cares nothing about anything. NIV 16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain, MSG 17 She wasn't created very smart, that's for sure, wasn't given her share of good sense. NIV 17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense. MSG 18 But when she runs, oh, how she runs, laughing, leaving horse and rider in the dust. NIV 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider. MSG 19 "Are you the one who gave the horse his prowess and adorned him with a shimmering mane? NIV 19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? MSG 20 Did you create him to prance proudly and strike terror with his royal snorts? NIV 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting? MSG 21 He paws the ground fiercely, eager and spirited, then charges into the fray. NIV 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray. MSG 22 He laughs at danger, fearless, doesn't shy away from the sword. NIV 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword. MSG 23 The banging and clanging of quiver and lance don't faze him. NIV 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance. MSG 24 He quivers with excitement, and at the trumpet blast races off at a gallop. NIV 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds. MSG 25 At the sound of the trumpet he neighs mightily, smelling the excitement of battle from a long way off, catching the rolling thunder of the war cries. NIV 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. MSG 26 "Was it through your know how that the hawk learned to fly, soaring effortlessly on thermal updrafts? NIV 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south? MSG 27 Did you command the eagle's flight, and teach her to build her nest in the heights, NIV 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high? MSG 28 Perfectly at home on the high cliff-face, invulnerable on pinnacle and crag? NIV 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold. MSG 29 From her perch she searches for prey, spies it at a great distance. NIV 29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar. MSG 30 Her young gorge themselves on carrion; wherever there's a roadkill, you'll see her circling." NIV 30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he."