1: Hast thou known the time of The bearing of the wild goats of the rock? The bringing forth of hinds thou dost mark! 2: Thou dost number the months they fulfil? And thou hast known the time of their bringing forth! 3: They bow down, Their young ones they bring forth safely, Their pangs they cast forth. 4: Safe are their young ones, They grow up in the field, they have gone out, And have not returned to them. 5: Who hath sent forth the wild ass free? Yea, the bands of the wild ass who opened? 6: Whose house I have made the wilderness, And his dwellings the barren land, 7: He doth laugh at the multitude of a city, The cries of an exactor he heareth not. 8: The range of mountains [is] his pasture, And after every green thing he seeketh. 9: Is a Reem willing to serve thee? Doth he lodge by thy crib? 10: Dost thou bind a Reem in a furrow [with] his thick band? Doth he harrow valleys after thee? 11: Dost thou trust in him because great [is] his power? And dost thou leave unto him thy labour? 12: Dost thou trust in him That he doth bring back thy seed? And [to] thy threshing-floor doth gather [it]? 13: The wing of the rattling ones exulteth, Whether the pinion of the ostrich or hawk. 14: For she leaveth on the earth her eggs, And on the dust she doth warm them, 15: And she forgetteth that a foot may press it, And a beast of the field tread it down. 16: Her young ones it hath hardened without her, In vain [is] her labour without fear. 17: For God hath caused her to forget wisdom, And He hath not given a portion To her in understanding: 18: At the time on high she lifteth herself up, She laugheth at the horse and at his rider. 19: Dost thou give to the horse might? Dost thou clothe his neck [with] a mane? 20: Dost thou cause him to rush as a locust? The majesty of his snorting [is] terrible. 21: They dig in a valley, and he rejoiceth in power, He goeth forth to meet the armour. 22: He laugheth at fear, and is not affrighted, And he turneth not back from the face of the sword. 23: Against him rattle doth quiver, The flame of a spear, and a halbert. 24: With trembling and rage he swalloweth the ground, And remaineth not stedfast Because of the sound of a trumpet. 25: Among the trumpets he saith, Aha, And from afar he doth smell battle, Roaring of princes and shouting. 26: By thine understanding flieth a hawk? Spreadeth he his wings to the south? 27: At thy command goeth an eagle up high? Or lifteth he up his nest? 28: A rock he doth inhabit, Yea, he lodgeth on the tooth of a rock, and fortress. 29: From thence he hath sought food, To a far off place his eyes look attentively, 30: And his brood gulph up blood, And where the pierced [are] -- there [is] he!