1: "Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?
2: Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they give birth?
3: They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they end their labor pains.
4: Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don't return again.
5: "Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey,
6: Whose home I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place?
7: He scorns the tumult of the city, neither does he hear the shouting of the driver.
8: The range of the mountains is his pasture, He searches after every green thing.
9: "Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough?
10: Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?
11: Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor?
12: Will you confide in him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather the grain of your threshing floor?
13: "The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?
14: For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,
15: and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them.
16: She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,
17: because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
18: When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.
19: "Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?
20: Have you made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is awesome.
21: He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength. He goes out to meet the armed men.
22: He mocks at fear, and is not dismayed, neither does he turn back from the sword.
23: The quiver rattles against him, the flashing spear and the javelin.
24: He eats up the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
25: As often as the trumpet sounds he snorts, 'Aha!' He smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
26: "Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?
27: Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, and makes his nest on high?
28: On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home, on the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.
29: From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off.
30: His young ones also suck up blood. Where the slain are, there he is."