39 “Do you know the time when the wild amountain goats bear young?
Or can you mark when bthe deer gives birth?
Or do you know the time when they bear young?
They bring forth their young,
They deliver their 1offspring.
They grow strong with grain;
They depart and do not return to them.
Who loosed the bonds of the 2onager,
6 cWhose home I have made the wilderness,
And the 3barren land his dwelling?
He does not heed the shouts of the driver.
And he searches after devery green thing.
9 “Will the ewild ox be willing to serve you?
Will he bed by your manger?
Or will he plow the valleys behind you?
Or will you leave your labor to him?
12 Will you trust him to bring home your 4grain,
And gather it to your threshing floor?
But are her wings and pinions like the kindly stork’s?
And warms them in the dust;
Or that a wild beast may break them.
16 She ftreats her young harshly, as though they were not hers;
Her labor is in vain, without 5concern,
And did not gendow her with understanding.
She scorns the horse and its rider.
Have you clothed his neck with 6thunder?
20 Can you 7frighten him like a locust?
His majestic snorting strikes terror.
hHe gallops into the clash of arms.
Nor does he turn back from the sword.
The glittering spear and javelin.
Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has sounded.
He smells the battle from afar,
The thunder of captains and shouting.
And spread its wings toward the south?
27 Does the ieagle mount up at your command,
And jmake its nest on high?
On the crag of the rock and the stronghold.
Its eyes observe from afar.
And kwhere the slain are, there it is.”
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