Of the wild goats and hinds.
Job 39:1 Knowest thou the season when the Wild Goats of the crags beget? The bringing forth of the hinds, canst thou observe? Job 39:2 Canst thou count the months they fulfill? Or knowest thou the time when they give birth? Job 39:3 They kneel down, their young, they bring forth; their pains, they throw off; Job 39:4 Their young become strong, they grow up in the open field, they go out, and return not unto them.
Of the wild ass.
Job 39:5 Who hath sent forth the Wild Ass free? And, the bands of the swift-runner, who hath loosed? Job 39:6 Whose house I have made the waste plain, and his dwellings, the land of salt: Job 39:7 He laugheth at the throng of the city, The shoutings of the driver, he heareth not; Job 39:8 He espieth the mountains, his pasture-ground, and, after every green thing, maketh search.
Job 39:9 Will the Wild-Ox be pleased to be thy servant? or lodge for the night by thy crib? Job 39:10 Canst thou bind the wild-ox, so thatwith the ridgeshall run his cord? Or will he harrow the furrows after thee? Job 39:11 Wilt thou trust in him, because of the greatness of his strength? Wilt thou leave unto him thy toil? Job 39:12 Wilt thou put faith in him, that he will bring back thy seed? and that, corn for thy threshing-floor, he will gather?
The peacock, stork, and ostrich.
Job 39:13 The wing of the Ostrich that waveth itself joyfully, Is it the pinion of lovingkindness or the plumage? Job 39:14 For she leavethto the earthher eggs, and, on the dust, she letteth them be warmed; Job 39:15 And hath forgotten, that, a foot, may crush them,or, the wild beast, tread on them! Job 39:16 Dealing hardly with her young, as none-of hers, In vain, her labour, without dread. Job 39:17 For GOD hath suffered her to forget wisdom, and given her no share in understanding. Job 39:18 What time, on high, she vibrateth her wings, she laugheth at the horse and his rider.
Job 39:19 Couldst thou giveto the Horsestrength? Couldst thou clothe his neck with the quivering mane? Job 39:20 Couldst thou cause him to leap like a locust? The majesty of his snort, is a terror! Job 39:21 He diggeth into the plain, and rejoiceth in vigour, he goeth forth to meet armour; Job 39:22 He laugheth at dread, and is not dismayed, neither turneth he back, from the face of the sword; Job 39:23 Against him, whiz [the arrows of] the quiver, the flashing head of spear and javelin; Job 39:24 With stamping and rage, he drinketh up the ground,he will not stand still when the horn soundeth; Job 39:25 As oft as the horn soundeth, he saith, Aha! And, from afar, he scenteth the battle,the thunder of commanders and the war-cry.
Job 39:26 Is it, by thine understanding, that the Bird of Passage betaketh him to his pinions? spreadeth out his wings to the south?
Job 39:27 Or, at thy bidding, that the Eagle mounteth, and that he setteth on high his nest? Job 39:28 The crag, he inhabiteth, and so lodgeth himself, on the tooth of the crag, and high fort; Job 39:29 From thence, he searcheth out food, far away, his eyes do pierce; Job 39:30 And, his young brood, suck up blood, and, where the slain are, there, is he.