Job 39

1Say if you know the time of the bringing forth of the wild goats of the rock, and if you have marked the calving of the hinds: 2and if you have numbered the full months of their being with young, and if you have relieved their pangs: 3and have reared their young without fear; and will you loosen their pangs? 4Their young will break forth; they will be multiplied with offspring: their young will go forth, and will not return to them. 5And who is he that sent forth the wild donkey free? And who loosed his bands? 6Whereas I made his habitation the wilderness, and the salt land his coverts. 7He laughs to scorn the multitude of the city, and hears not the chiding of the tax-gatherer. 8He will survey the mountains as his pasture, and he seeks after every green thing. 9And will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or to lie down at your manger? 10And will you bind his yoke with thongs, or will he plow valleys for you in the plain? 11And do you trust him, because his strength is great? And will you commit your works to him? 12And will you believe that he will return to you your seed, and bring it in to your threshing floor? 13The peacock has a beautiful wing: if the stork and the ostrich conceive, it is worthy of notice, 14for the ostrich will leave her eggs in the ground, and warm them on the dust, 15and has forgotten that the foot will scatter them, and the wild beasts of the field trample them. 16She has hardened herself against her young ones, as though she bereaved not herself: she labors in vain without fear. 17For God has withheld wisdom from her, and not given her a portion in understanding. 18In her season she will lift herself on high; she will scorn the horse and his rider. 19Have you invested the horse with strength, and clothed his neck with terror? 20And have you clad him in perfect armor, and made his breast glorious with courage? 21He paws exulting in the plain, and goes forth in strength into the plain. 22He laughs to scorn a king as he meets him, and will by no means turn back from the sword. 23The bow and sword resound against him, and his rage will swallow up the ground; 24and he will not believe until the trumpet sounds. 25And when the trumpet sounds, he says, Aha! And afar off, he smells the war with prancing and neighing. 26And does the hawk remain steady by your wisdom, having spread out her wings unmoved, looking toward the region of the south? 27And does the eagle rise at your command, and the vulture remain sitting over his nest, 28on a crag of a rock, and in a secret place? 29From there he seeks food, his eyes observe from afar. 30And his young ones roll themselves in blood, and wherever the carcasses may be, immediately they are found.
Copyright information for AB