Job 39

1 Of the wild goats and hinds. 5 Of the wild ass. 9 The unicorn. 13 The peacock, stork, and ostrich. 19 The horse. 26 The hawk. 27 The eagle.

1Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 2Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? 3They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows. 4Their young ones are become strong, they grow strong with grain; they go forth, and return not to them. 5Who hath sent out the wild donkey free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild donkey? 6Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
barren...: Heb. salt places
7He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
of the driver: Heb. of the exactor
8The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing. 9Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? 10Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? 11Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? 12Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

13Gavest thou the goodly wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich?
wings and...: or, the feathers of the stork and ostrich
14Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, 15And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. 16She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear; 17Because God hath withheld wisdom from her, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. 18When she lifteth herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

19Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? 20Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
terrible: Heb. terror
21He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
He paweth: or, His feet dig
the armed...: Heb. the armour
22He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; neither turneth he back from the sword. 23The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. 24He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. 25He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

26Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south? 27Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
at...: Heb. by thy mouth
28She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. 29From there she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. 30Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

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