The Book of Job
1 – Knowest thou the time when the wild goats bring forth among the rocks, or hast thou observed the hinds when they fawn?
2 – Hast thou numbered the months of their conceiving, or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
3 – They bow themselves to bring forth young, and they cast them, and send forth roarings.
4 – Their young are weaned and go to feed : they go forth, and return not to them.
5 – Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds?
6 – To whom I have given a house in the wilderness, and his dwellings in the barren land.
7 – He scorneth the multitude of the city, he heareth not the cry of the driver.
8 – He looketh round about the mountains of his pasture, and seeketh for every green thing.
9 – Shall the rhinoceros be willing to serve thee, or will he stay at thy crib?
10 – Canst thou bind the rhinoceros with thy thong to plough, or will he break the clods of the valleys after thee?
11 – Wilt thou have confidence in his great strength, and leave thy labours to him?
12 – Wilt thou trust him that he will render thee the seed, and gather it into thy barnfloor?
13 – The wing of the ostrich is like the wings of the heron, and of the hawk.
14 – When she leaveth her eggs on the earth, thou perhaps wilt warm them in the dust.
15 – She forgetteth that the foot may tread upon them, or that the beasts of the field may break them.
16 – She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her.
17 – For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding.
18 – When time shall be, she setteth up her wings on high : she scorneth the horse and his rider.
19 – Wilt thou give strength to the horse, or clothe his neck with neighing?
20 – Wilt thou lift him up like the locusts? the glory of his nostrils is terror.
21 – He breaketh up the earth with his hoof, he pranceth boldly, he goeth forward to meet armed men.
22 – He despiseth fear, he turneth not his back to the sword,
23 – Above him shall the quiver rattle, the spear and shield shall glitter.
24 – Chasing and raging he swalloweth the ground, neither doth he make account when the noise of the trumpet soundeth.
25 – When he heareth the trumpet he saith : Ha, ha : he smelleth the battle afar off, the encouraging of the captains, and the shouting of the army.
26 – Doth the hawk wax feathered by thy wisdom, spreading her wings to the south?
27 – Will the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest in high places?
28 – She abideth among the rocks, and dwelleth among cragged flints, and stony hills, where there is no access.
29 – From thence she looketh for the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
30 – Her young ones shall suck up blood : and wheresoever the carcass shall be, she is immediately there.
31 – And the Lord went on, and said to Job :
32 – Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.
33 – Then Job answered the Lord, and said :
34 – One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said : and another, to which I will add no more.
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