THE BOOK OF
Job 39 ©
God goes on in the relating of His works, and makes mention of His Providence about the rock-goats, v. 1, etc. The wild asses, 5. The unicorn, 9. The peacock, and ostrich, 13. The horse, 19. The hawk, 26. The eagle, 27.
KNOWEST1 thou the time when the 2wild goats of the rock bring forth? or cansta thou mark when the hinds do 3calve?
4Canst thou number the months that they 5fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
They 6bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their 7sorrows.
Their 8young ones are in 9good liking,b they grow up 10with corn; they go forth, and return not unto 11them.
12Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
Whosec house I have made 13the wilderness, and the 14barren land his dwellings.
15He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the 16crying of the driver.
17The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every 18green thing.
19Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
Canst thou bind the unicornd with his 20band in the 21furrow? or will he harrowe22the valleys after thee?
Wilt thou trust 23him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave 24thy labour 25to him?
Wilt thou believe him, that he will 26bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
Gavest thou 27the goodly wings unto the peacocks? 28or wings and feathers unto the 29ostrich?
30Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and 31warmeth them in 32dust,
And forgetteth that the foot may crush 33them, or that the wild beast may break them.
She is hardened against her 34young ones, as though they were not hers: 35her labour is in vain 36without fear;
Because God 37hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
38What time she 39lifteth up herself on high, 40she scorneth the horse and his rider.
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with 41thunder?
Canst thou make him afraid 42as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is 43terrible.
He paweth in the 44valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the 45armed men.
He mocketh at 46fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back 47from the sword.
The 48quiver rattleth against him, 49the glittering spear and the shield.
He 50swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither 51believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
He saith 52among the trumpets, 53Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the 54thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
55Doth the hawk fly by thy 56wisdom, and stretch her wings 57toward the south?
Doth the eagle mount up at 58thy command, andf make her nest on high?
She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the 59crag of the rock, and the strong place.
From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes 60behold 61afar off.
Her young ones also suck up 62blood: andg63where the slain are, there is she.