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JOB · Chapter 39
39:1 Know you the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth?
or can you mark when the hinds do calve?
39:2 Can you number the months that they fulfill? or know you the time when they bring forth?
39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
39:4 Their young ones are in good looking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
39:5 Who has sent out the wild ass free? or who has loosed the bands of the wild ass?
39:6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
39:7 He scorns the multitude of the city, neither regards he the crying of the driver.
39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.
39:9 Will the unicorn (p. ox) be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?
39:10 Can you bind the unicorn (p. ox) with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after you?
39:11 Will you trust him, because his strength is great? or will you leave your labour to him?
39:12 Will you believe him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather it into your barn?
39:13 Gave you the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
39:14 Which left her eggs in the earth, and warms them in dust,
39:15 And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her's: her labour is in vain without fear;
39:17 Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
39:18 What time she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.
39:19 Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder?
39:20 Can you make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
39:21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength: he goes on to meet the armed men.
39:22 He mocks at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turns he back from the sword.
39:23 The quiver rattles against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
39:24 He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believes he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
39:25 He says among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smells the battle far off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
39:26 Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
39:27 Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high?
39:28 She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
39:29 From thence she seeks the prey, and her eyes behold far off.
39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
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