THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
1: Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
2: Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
3: They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
4: Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
5: Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
6: Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
7: He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
8: The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
9: Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
10: Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
11: Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
12: Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
13: Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
14: Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
15: And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
16: She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;
17: Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
18: What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
19: Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
20: Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
21: He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
22: He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
23: The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
24: He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
25: He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
26: Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
27: Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
28: She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
29: From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
30: Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.