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Job 39 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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God Speaks of Nature and Its Beings

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:1 -

“Do you know the time the [fn]mountain goats give birth?

Do you observe the calving of the deer?

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“Can you count the months they fulfill,

Or do you know the time they give birth?

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“They kneel down, they deliver their young,

They get rid of their labor pains.

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“Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;

They leave and do not return to them.

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“Who sent the wild donkey out free?

And who opened the bonds of the swift donkey,

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To whom I gave the wilderness as his home,

And the salt land as his dwelling place?

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“He laughs at the turmoil of the city,

He does not hear the shouting of the taskmaster.

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“He explores the mountains of his pasture,

And searches after every green thing.

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“Will the wild bull be willing to serve you,

Or will he spend the night at your feeding trough?

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“Can you tie down the wild bull in a furrow with [fn]ropes,

Or will he [fn]plow the valleys after you?

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“Will you trust him because his strength is great,

And leave your labor to him?

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“Will you have faith in him that he will return your [fn]grain

And gather it from your threshing floor?

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“The wings of the ostrich flap joyously,

With the pinion and feathers of [fn]love,

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For she abandons her eggs to the earth

And warms them in the dust,

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And she forgets that a foot may crush [fn]them,

Or that a wild animal may trample [fn]them.

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“She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;

Though her labor is for nothing, she is [fn]unconcerned,

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Because God has made her forget wisdom,

And has not given her a share of understanding.

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“When she rushes away on high,

She laughs at the horse and his rider.

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“Do you give the horse his might?

Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

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“Do you make him leap like locusts?

His majestic snorting is frightening.

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[fn]He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength;

He goes out to meet the battle.

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“He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;

And he does not turn back from the sword.

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“The quiver rattles against him,

The flashing spear and javelin.

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“He [fn]races over the ground with a roar and fury,

And he does not stand still when he hears the sound of the trumpet.

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“As often as the trumpet sounds he says, ‘Aha!’

And he senses the battle from afar,

And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.

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“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,

Stretching his wings toward the south?

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“Is it at your [fn]command that the eagle flies high,

And makes his nest on high?

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“He dwells and spends his nights on the cliff,

On the rocky cliff, an inaccessible place.

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“From there he tracks food;

His eyes look at it from afar.

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“His young ones also lick up blood greedily;

And where the slain are, there he is.”

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit goats of the rock
Lit his rope
I.e., pull a harrow, a farming device
Lit seed
Or a stork
Lit it
Lit it
Lit without fear
Lit They paw
Lit swallows up
Lit mouth

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