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Job 39 :: New International Version (NIV)

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

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