Thematic Bible

Job 39:1 (show verse)

“Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe the calving of the deer?

Job 39:2 (show verse)

“Can you count the months they fulfill,
Or do you know the time they give birth?

Job 39:3 (show verse)

“They kneel down, they bring forth their young,
They get rid of their labor pains.

Job 39:4 (show verse)

“Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;
They leave and do not return to them.

Job 39:5 (show verse)

“Who sent out the wild donkey free?
And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,

Job 39:6 (show verse)

To whom I gave the wilderness for a home
And the salt land for his dwelling place?

Job 39:7 (show verse)

“He scorns the tumult of the city,
The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.

Job 39:8 (show verse)

“He explores the mountains for his pasture
And searches after every green thing.

Job 39:9 (show verse)

“Will the wild ox consent to serve you,
Or will he spend the night at your manger?

Job 39:10 (show verse)

“Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes,
Or will he harrow the valleys after you?

Job 39:11 (show verse)

“Will you trust him because his strength is great
And leave your labor to him?

Job 39:12 (show verse)

“Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain
And gather it from your threshing floor?

Job 39:13 (show verse)

“The ostriches’ wings flap joyously
With the pinion and plumage of love,

Job 39:14 (show verse)

For she abandons her eggs to the earth
And warms them in the dust,

Job 39:15 (show verse)

And she forgets that a foot may crush them,
Or that a wild beast may trample them.

Job 39:16 (show verse)

“She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;
Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;

Job 39:17 (show verse)

Because God has made her forget wisdom,
And has not given her a share of understanding.

Job 39:18 (show verse)

“When she lifts herself on high,
She laughs at the horse and his rider.

Job 39:19 (show verse)

“Do you give the horse his might?
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

Job 39:20 (show verse)

“Do you make him leap like the locust?
His majestic snorting is terrible.

Job 39:21 (show verse)

He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength;
He goes out to meet the weapons.

Job 39:22 (show verse)

“He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;
And he does not turn back from the sword.

Job 39:23 (show verse)

“The quiver rattles against him,
The flashing spear and javelin.

Job 39:24 (show verse)

“With shaking and rage he races over the ground,
And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.

Job 39:25 (show verse)

“As often as the trumpet sounds he says, ‘Aha!’
And he scents the battle from afar,
And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.

Job 39:26 (show verse)

“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,
Stretching his wings toward the south?

Job 39:27 (show verse)

“Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
And makes his nest on high?

Job 39:28 (show verse)

“On the cliff he dwells and lodges,
Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place.

Job 39:29 (show verse)

“From there he spies out food;
His eyes see it from afar.

Job 39:30 (show verse)

“His young ones also suck up blood;
And where the slain are, there is he.”