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Job 39

Of the wild goats and hinds.

Job 39:1 Knowest thou the tyme when the wilde gotes brige forth their yoge amoge the stony rockes? Or layest thou wayte when the hindes vse to fawne? Job 39:2 Rekenest thou the monethes after they ingendre, yt thou knowest the tyme of their bearinge? Job 39:3 Or when they lye downe, when they cast their yonge ones, & when they are delyuered off their trauayle & payne? Job 39:4 How their yoge ones growe vp & waxe greate thorow good fedinge?

Of the wild ass.

Job 39:5 who letteth the wilde asse go fre, or who lowseth the bodes of the Moole? Job 39:6 Vnto who I haue geuen the wyldernes to be their house, & the vntilled londe to be their dwellinge place. Job 39:7 That they maye geue no force for the multitude off people in the cities, nether to regarde the crienge of the dryuer: Job 39:8 but to seke their pasture aboute the moutaynes, & to folowe vpon the grene grasse.

The unicorn.

Job 39:9 Wyll the vnicorne be so tame as to do ye seruyce, or to abyde still by thy cribbe? Job 39:10 Cast thou bynde ye yock aboute him in thy forowes, to make him plowe after the in ye valleis? Job 39:11 Mayest thou trust hi (because he is stroge) or comitte thy labor vnto hi? Job 39:12 Mayest thou beleue hi, yt he wil brige home yi corne, or to cary eny thinge vnto yi barne?

The peacock, stork, and ostrich.

Job 39:13 The Estrich (whose fethers are fayrer the ye wynges of the sparow hauke) Job 39:14 whe he hath layed his egges vpon the grounde, he bredeth them in the dust, Job 39:15 and forgetteth them: so that they might be troden with fete, or broken with somme wilde beast. Job 39:16 So harde is he vnto his yong ones, as though they were not his, and laboureth in vayne without eny feare. Job 39:17 And that because God hath taken wisdome from him, & hath not geuen him vnderstondinge. Job 39:18 When his tyme is, he flyeth vp an hye, and careth nether for horse ner man.

The horse.

Job 39:19 Hast thou geuen the horse is strength, or lerned him to bowe downe his neck with feare: Job 39:20 that he letteth him self be dryuen forth like a greshopper, where as the stoute neyenge that he maketh, is fearfull? Job 39:21 he breaketh ye grounde with the hoffes of his fete chearfully in his strength, and runneth to mete the harnest men. Job 39:22 He layeth asyde all feare, his stomack is not abated, nether starteth he a back for eny swerde. Job 39:23 Though the quyuers rattle vpon him, though the speare and shilde glistre: Job 39:24 yet russheth he in fearsly, and beateth vpon the grounde. He feareth not the noyse of the trompettes, Job 39:25 but as soone as he heareth the shawmes blowe, tush (sayeth he) for he smelleth the batell afarre of, ye noyse, the captaynes and the shoutinge.

The hawk.

Job 39:26 Commeth it thorow thy wysdome, that the goshauke flyeth towarde the south?

The eagle.

Job 39:27 Doth the Aegle mounte vp & make his nest on hye at thy commaundement? Job 39:28 He abydeth in the stony rockes, ad vpon the hye toppes of harde mountaynes, where no man can come. Job 39:29 From thence maye he beholde his praye, and loke farre aboute with his eyes. Job 39:30 His yonge ones are fed with bloude, and where eny deed body lyeth, there is he immediatly.

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