Douay-Rheims Bible

Job 39

Of the wild goats and hinds.

Job 39:1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats bring forth among the rocks, or hast thou observed the hinds when they fawn? Job 39:2 Hast thou numbered the months of their conceiving, or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? Job 39:3 They bow themselves to bring forth young, and they cast them, and send forth roarings. Job 39:4 Their young are weaned and go to feed: they go forth, and return not to them.

Of the wild ass.

Job 39:5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and who hath loosed his bonds? Job 39:6 To whom I have given a house in the wilderness, and his dwellings in the barren land. Job 39:7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, he heareth not the cry of the driver. Job 39:8 He looketh round about the mountains of his pasture, and seeketh for every green thing.

The unicorn.

Job 39:9 Shall the rhinoceros be willing to serve thee, or will he stay at thy crib? Job 39:10 Canst thou bind the rhinoceros with thy thong to plough, or will he break the clods of the valleys after thee? Job 39:11 Wilt thou have confidence in his great strength, and leave thy labours to him? Job 39:12 Wilt thou trust him that he will render thee the seed, and gather it into thy barnfloor?

The peacock, stork, and ostrich.

Job 39:13 The wing of the ostrich is like the wings of the heron, and of the hawk. Job 39:14 When she leaveth her eggs on the earth, thou perhaps wilt warm them in the dust. Job 39:15 She forgetteth that the foot may tread upon them, or that the beasts of the field may break them. Job 39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her. Job 39:17 For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding. Job 39:18 When time shall be, she setteth up her wings on high: she scorneth the horse and his rider.

The horse.

Job 39:19 Wilt thou give strength to the horse or clothe his neck with neighing? Job 39:20 Wilt thou lift him up like the locusts? the glory of his nostrils is terror. Job 39:21 He breaketh up the earth with his hoof, he pranceth boldly, he goeth forward to meet armed men. Job 39:22 He despiseth fear, he turneth not his back to the sword. Job 39:23 Above him shall the quiver rattle, the spear and shield shall glitter. Job 39:24 Chasing and raging he swalloweth the ground, neither doth he make account when the noise of the trumpet soundeth. Job 39:25 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.

The hawk.

Job 39:26 Doth the hawk wax feathered by thy wisdom, spreading her wings to the south?

The eagle.

Job 39:27 Will the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest in high places? Job 39:28 She abideth among the rocks, and dwelleth among cragged flints, and stony hills, where there is no access. Job 39:29 From thence she looketh for the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Job 39:30 Her young ones shall suck up blood: and wheresoever the carcass shall be, she is immediately there.

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