Job 39:1-30 NIV

Job 39:1-30 NIV [1] "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? [2] Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? [3] They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. [4] Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return. [5] "Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied its ropes? [6] I gave it the wasteland as its home, the salt flats as its habitat. [7] It laughs at the commotion in the town; it does not hear a driver's shout. [8] It ranges the hills for its pasture and searches for any green thing. [9] "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will it stay by your manger at night? [10] Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness? Will it till the valleys behind you? [11] Will you rely on it for its great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to it? [12] Can you trust it to haul in your grain and bring it to your threshing floor? [13] "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork. [14] She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, [15] unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them. [16] She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain, [17] for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense. [18] Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider. [19] "Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? [20] Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting? [21] It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength, and charges into the fray. [22] It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword. [23] The quiver rattles against its side, along with the flashing spear and lance. [24] In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds. [25] At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, 'Aha!' It catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry. [26] "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread its wings toward the south? [27] Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high? [28] It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold. [29] From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar. [30] Its young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there it is."

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