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1 Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you ever watched deer in labour?
1Sam 24:2  Ps 29:9  Ps 104:18  Deut 14:5  Jer 14:5 

2 Have you ever counted the months that they carry their young? Do you know when they give birth?
Jer 2:24 

3 They crouch to drop their young, they get rid of their burdens

4 and the calves, having grown big and strong, go off into the desert and never come back to them.

5 Who has given the wild donkey his freedom, who has undone the harness of the brayer?
Job 6:5  Job 11:12  Job 24:5  Ps 104:11  Dan 5:21  Gen 16:12  Gen 49:14 

6 I have given him the wastelands as his home, the salt plain as his habitat.
Ps 107:34  Deut 29:23  Jer 2:24  Jer 17:6  Job 24:5  Ezek 47:11  Hos 8:9 

7 He scorns the turmoil of the town, obeys no donkey-man's shouts.
Job 3:18  Exod 5:13-16  Exod 5:18  Isa 31:4  Isa 58:3  Job 39:18 

8 The mountains are the pastures that he ranges in quest of anything green.
Gen 1:29-30  Job 40:15  Job 40:20-22  Ps 104:27-28  Ps 145:15-16 

9 Is the wild ox willing to serve you or spend a night beside your manger?
Num 23:22  Deut 33:17  Ps 92:10  Isa 1:3  Ps 22:21 

10 If you tie a rope round his neck will he harrow the furrows for you?
Hos 10:10-11  Job 1:14  Job 39:5  Job 39:7  Job 41:5  Mic 1:13  Ps 129:3 

11 Can you rely on his massive strength and leave him to do your heavy work?
Gen 1:26  Gen 1:28  Gen 9:2  Gen 42:26  Isa 30:6  Isa 30:16  Isa 31:1-3 

12 Can you depend on him to come home and pile your grain on your threshing-floor?
Amos 2:13  Hag 2:19  Matt 3:2  Matt 13:30  Neh 13:15  Prov 3:16 

13 Can the wing of the ostrich be compared with the plumage of stork or falcon?
Jer 8:7  Zech 5:9  1Kgs 10:22  2Chr 9:21  Job 30:29  Lev 11:19  Ps 104:17 

14 She leaves her eggs on the ground with only earth to warm them;

15 forgetting that a foot may tread on them or a wild animal crush them.

16 Cruel to her chicks as if they were not hers, little she cares if her labour goes for nothing.
Lam 4:3  1Kgs 3:26-27  2Kgs 6:28-29  Deut 28:56-57  Eccl 10:15  Hab 2:13  Lam 2:20 

17 God, you see, has deprived her of wisdom and given her no share of intelligence.
Job 35:11  2Chr 32:31  Deut 2:30  Isa 19:11-14  Isa 57:17  Jas 1:17  Job 17:4 

18 Yet, if she bestirs herself to use her height, she can make fools of horse and rider too.
2Kgs 19:21  Job 5:22  Job 39:7  Job 39:22  Job 41:29 

19 Are you the one who makes the horse so brave and covers his neck with flowing mane?
Ps 147:10  Exod 15:1  Job 39:25  Mark 3:17  Ps 93:1  Ps 104:1 

20 Do you make him leap like a grasshopper? His haughty neighing inspires terror.
Jer 8:16  Job 41:20-21  Joel 2:5 

21 Exultantly he paws the soil of the valley, and charges the battle-line in all his strength.
Jer 8:6  1Sam 17:4-10  1Sam 17:42  Jer 9:23  Judg 5:22  Ps 19:5  Prov 21:31 

22 He laughs at fear; he is afraid of nothing, he recoils before no sword.
Job 39:16  Job 39:18  Job 41:33 

23 On his back the quiver rattles, the flashing spear and javelin.
Job 41:26-29 

24 Trembling with impatience, he eats up the miles; when the trumpet sounds, there is no holding him.
Amos 3:6  Hab 1:8-9  Jer 4:19  Job 9:16  Job 29:24  Job 37:20  Luke 24:41 

25 At each trumpet blast he neighs exultantly. He scents the battle from afar, the thundering of the commanders and the war cry.
Ezek 26:2  Ezek 36:2  Ps 70:3 

26 Is it your wisdom that sets the hawk flying when he spreads his wings to travel south?
Deut 14:15  Jer 8:7  Lev 16:11  Song 2:12 

27 Does the eagle soar at your command to make her eyrie in the heights?
Jer 49:16  Obad 1:4  Exod 19:4  Hos 8:1  Isa 40:31  Lev 11:13  Ps 103:5 

28 She spends her nights among the crags with a needle of rock as her fortress,
1Sam 14:4 

29 from which she watches for prey, fixing it with her far-ranging eye.
Job 9:26 

30 Even her young drink blood; where anyone has been killed, she is there.
Matt 24:28  Luke 17:37  Ezek 39:17-19