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39 “Do you know when fthe mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe gthe calving of the does?
and do you know the time when they give birth,
3 when they hcrouch, bring forth their offspring,
and are delivered of their young?
they go out and ido not return to them.
Who has jloosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
6 to whom I have given kthe arid plain for his home
and lthe salt land for his dwelling place?
he hears not the shouts of the driver.
and he searches after every green thing.
9 “Is mthe wild ox willing to serve you?
Will he spend the night at your nmanger?
10 Can you bind mhim in the furrow with ropes,
or will he harrow the valleys after you?
and will you leave to him your labor?
and gather it to your threshing floor?
but are they the pinions and plumage of love?1
and lets them be warmed on the ground,
and that the wild beast may trample them.
16 She odeals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers;
though her plabor be in vain, yet she has no fear,
and qgiven her no share in understanding.
18 When she rouses herself to flee,2
she laughs at the horse and his rider.
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
His majestic rsnorting is terrifying.
21 He paws3 in the valley and exults in his strength;
he sgoes out to meet the weapons.
he does not turn back from the sword.
the flashing spear, and the javelin.
he cannot stand still at tthe sound of the trumpet.
He smells the battle from afar,
the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
and spreads his wings toward the south?
and makes his unest on high?
on vthe rocky crag and stronghold.
his eyes behold it from far away.
and wwhere the slain are, there is he.”
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