Of the wild goats and hinds.
Job 39:1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [or] canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Job 39:2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfill? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? Job 39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they cast out their sorrows. Job 39:4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up in the open field; they go forth, and return not again,
Of the wild ass.
Job 39:5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? Job 39:6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place. Job 39:7 He scorneth the tumult of the city, neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver. Job 39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
Job 39:9 Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? or will he abide by thy crib? Job 39:10 Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Job 39:11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave to him thy labour? Job 39:12 Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather [the corn of] thy threshingfloor?
The peacock, stork, and ostrich.
Job 39:13 The wing of the ostrich rejoiceth, [but] are her pinions and feathers kindly? Job 39:14 For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, Job 39:15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may trample them. Job 39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as if they were not hers: though her labour be in vain, [she is] without fear; Job 39:17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. Job 39:18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
Job 39:19 Hast thou given the horse [his] might? hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane? Job 39:20 Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? the glory of his snorting is terrible. Job 39:21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth out to meet the armed men. Job 39:22 He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; neither turneth he back from the sword. Job 39:23 The quiver rattleth against him, the flashing spear and the javelin. Job 39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet. Job 39:25 As oft as the trumpet [soundeth] he saith, Aha! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Job 39:26 Doth the hawk soar by thy wisdom, [and] stretch her wings toward the south?
Job 39:27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? Job 39:28 She dwelleth on the rock, and hath her lodging [there], upon the crag of the rock, and the strong hold. Job 39:29 From thence she spieth out the prey; her eyes behold it afar off. Job 39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.