Of the wild goats and hinds.
Job 39:1 Hast thou known the time of The bearing of the wild goats of the rock? The bringing forth of hinds thou dost mark! Job 39:2 Thou dost number the months they fulfil? And thou hast known the time of their bringing forth! Job 39:3 They bow down, Their young ones they bring forth safely, Their pangs they cast forth. Job 39:4 Safe are their young ones, They grow up in the field, they have gone out, And have not returned to them.
Of the wild ass.
Job 39:5 Who hath sent forth the wild ass free? Yea, the bands of the wild ass who opened? Job 39:6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, And his dwellings the barren land, Job 39:7 He doth laugh at the multitude of a city, The cries of an exactor he heareth not. Job 39:8 The range of mountains [is] his pasture, And after every green thing he seeketh.
Job 39:9 Is a Reem willing to serve thee? Doth he lodge by thy crib? Job 39:10 Dost thou bind a Reem in a furrow [with] his thick band? Doth he harrow valleys after thee? Job 39:11 Dost thou trust in him because great [is] his power? And dost thou leave unto him thy labour? Job 39:12 Dost thou trust in him That he doth bring back thy seed? And [to] thy threshing-floor doth gather [it]?
The peacock, stork, and ostrich.
Job 39:13 The wing of the rattling ones exulteth, Whether the pinion of the ostrich or hawk. Job 39:14 For she leaveth on the earth her eggs, And on the dust she doth warm them, Job 39:15 And she forgetteth that a foot may press it, And a beast of the field tread it down. Job 39:16 Her young ones it hath hardened without her, In vain [is] her labour without fear. Job 39:17 For God hath caused her to forget wisdom, And He hath not given a portion To her in understanding: Job 39:18 At the time on high she lifteth herself up, She laugheth at the horse and at his rider.
Job 39:19 Dost thou give to the horse might? Dost thou clothe his neck [with] a mane? Job 39:20 Dost thou cause him to rush as a locust? The majesty of his snorting [is] terrible. Job 39:21 They dig in a valley, and he rejoiceth in power, He goeth forth to meet the armour. Job 39:22 He laugheth at fear, and is not affrighted, And he turneth not back from the face of the sword. Job 39:23 Against him rattle doth quiver, The flame of a spear, and a halbert. Job 39:24 With trembling and rage he swalloweth the ground, And remaineth not stedfast Because of the sound of a trumpet. Job 39:25 Among the trumpets he saith, Aha, And from afar he doth smell battle, Roaring of princes and shouting.
Job 39:26 By thine understanding flieth a hawk? Spreadeth he his wings to the south?
Job 39:27 At thy command goeth an eagle up high? Or lifteth he up his nest? Job 39:28 A rock he doth inhabit, Yea, he lodgeth on the tooth of a rock, and fortress. Job 39:29 From thence he hath sought food, To a far off place his eyes look attentively, Job 39:30 And his brood gulp up blood, And where the pierced [are]there [is] he!