Job 39 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 39


Job 39:1

Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [Or] canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

Job 39:2

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

Job 39:3

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

Job 39:4

Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again.

Job 39:5

Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bonds of the swift ass,

Job 39:6

Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place?

Job 39:7

He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver.

Job 39:8

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

Job 39:9

Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib?

Job 39:10

Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

Job 39:11

Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave to him thy labor?

Job 39:12

Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather [the grain] of thy threshing-floor?

Job 39:13

The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; [But] are they the pinions and plumage of love?

Job 39:14

For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,

Job 39:15

And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them.

Job 39:16

She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain, [she is] without fear;

Job 39:17

Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Job 39:18

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

Job 39:19

Hast thou given the horse [his] might? Hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane?

Job 39:20

Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrible.

Job 39:21

He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth out to meet the armed men.

Job 39:22

He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither turneth he back from the sword.

Job 39:23

The quiver rattleth against him, The flashing spear and the javelin.

Job 39:24

He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet.

Job 39:25

As oft as the trumpet [soundeth] he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Job 39:26

Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south?

Job 39:27

Is it at thy command that the eagle mounteth up, And maketh her nest on high?

Job 39:28

On the cliff she dwelleth, and maketh her home, Upon the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.

Job 39:29

From thence she spieth out the prey; Her eyes behold it afar off.

Job 39:30

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

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