Job

Job 39 ©

God proceedeth to shew his own power, and man's weakness and ignorance, by instances from the animal creation: 1of the wild goats and hinds; &c.

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KNOWEST thou the time when the awild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the bhinds do calve?

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Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

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They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

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Their young ones are in *good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.

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Who hath sent cout the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

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dWhose house I have made ethe wilderness, and the 1barren land his dwellings.

e Ho. 8.9.
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He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying 2of the driver.

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The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.

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Will fthe *unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

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Canst thou bind the *unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he *harrow the valleys after thee?

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Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?

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Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

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Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or 3wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

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Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

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And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

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She is ghardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

g La. 4.3.
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Because God hath hdeprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

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What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

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Hast thou given the horse istrength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

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Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is 4terrible.

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5He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet 6the armed men.

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He mocketh at fear, and is not *affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

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The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

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He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

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He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

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Doth the jhawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

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Doth the keagle mount up 7at thy command, and make her lnest on high?

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She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the 8crag of the rock, and the strong place.

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From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

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Her young ones also suck up blood: and mwhere the slain are, there is she.