The Book of Job

Chapter 39

American Standard Version

Jb 39:1Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? Or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
Jb 39:2Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
Jb 39:3They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains.
Jb 39:4Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again.
Jb 39:5Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bonds of the swift ass,
Jb 39:6Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place?
Jb 39:7He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver.
Jb 39:8The range of the mountains is his pasture, And he searcheth after every green thing.
Jb 39:9Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib?
Jb 39:10Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
Jb 39:11Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave to him thy labor?
Jb 39:12Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather the grain of thy threshing-floor?
Jb 39:13The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; But are they the pinions and plumage of love?
Jb 39:14For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,
Jb 39:15And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them.
Jb 39:16She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain, she is without fear;
Jb 39:17Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Jb 39:18What time she lifteth up herself on high, She scorneth the horse and his rider.
Jb 39:19Hast thou given the horse his might? Hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane?
Jb 39:20Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrible.
Jb 39:21He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth out to meet the armed men.
Jb 39:22He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither turneth he back from the sword.
Jb 39:23The quiver rattleth against him, The flashing spear and the javelin.
Jb 39:24He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet.
Jb 39:25As oft as the trumpet soundeth he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Jb 39:26Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south?
Jb 39:27Is it at thy command that the eagle mounteth up, And maketh her nest on high?
Jb 39:28On the cliff she dwelleth, and maketh her home, Upon the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.
Jb 39:29From thence she spieth out the prey; Her eyes behold it afar off.
Jb 39:30Her young ones also suck up blood: And where the slain are, there is she.