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Job 39 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:1 - "Are you acquainted with the way the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch as the wild deer give birth to their young?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:2 - Do you count the months they must fulfill, and do you know the time they give birth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:3 - They crouch, they bear their young, they bring forth the offspring they have carried.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:4 - Their young grow strong, and grow up in the open; they go off, and do not return to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:5 - Who let the wild donkey go free? Who released the bonds of the donkey,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:6 - to whom I appointed the steppe for its home, the salt wastes as its dwelling place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:7 - It scorns the tumult in the town; it does not hear the shouts of a driver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:8 - It ranges the hills as its pasture, and searches after every green plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:9 - Is the wild ox willing to be your servant? Will it spend the night at your feeding trough?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:10 - Can you bind the wild ox to a furrow with its rope, will it till the valleys, following after you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:11 - Will you rely on it because its strength is great? Will you commit your labor to it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:12 - Can you count on it to bring in your grain, and gather the grain to your threshing floor?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:13 - "The wings of the ostrich flap with joy, but are they the pinions and plumage of a stork?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:14 - For she leaves her eggs on the ground, and lets them be warmed on the soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:15 - She forgets that a foot might crush them, or that a wild animal might trample them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:16 - She is harsh with her young, as if they were not hers; she is unconcerned about the uselessness of her labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:17 - For God deprived her of wisdom, and did not impart understanding to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:18 - But as soon as she springs up, she laughs at the horse and its rider.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:19 - "Do you give the horse its strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:20 - Do you make it leap like a locust? Its proud neighing is terrifying!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:21 - It paws the ground in the valley, exulting mightily, it goes out to meet the weapons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:22 - It laughs at fear and is not dismayed; it does not shy away from the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:23 - On it the quiver rattles; the lance and javelin flash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:24 - In excitement and impatience it consumes the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet is blown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:25 - At the sound of the trumpet, it says, 'Aha!' And from a distance it catches the scent of battle, the thunderous shouting of commanders, and the battle cries.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:26 - "Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, and spreads its wings toward the south?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:27 - Is it at your command that the eagle soars, and builds its nest on high?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:28 - It lives on a rock and spends the night there, on a rocky crag and a fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:29 - From there it spots its prey, its eyes gaze intently from a distance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:30 - And its young ones devour the blood, and where the dead carcasses are, there it is."

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