- Knowest thou the time when the wild goates of the rocke bring forth?
or canst thou marke when the hindes doe calue?
- Canst thou number the moneths that they fulfill?
or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
- They bowe themselues, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrowes.
- Their yong ones are in good liking, they grow vp with corne: they go forth, and returne not vnto them.
- Who hath sent out the wild asse free?
or who hath looosed the bands of the wild asse?
- Whose house I haue made the wildernesse, and the barren lande his dwellings.
- He scorneth the multitude of the citie, neither regardeth he the crying of the driuer.
- The range of the mountaines is his pasture, and hee searcheth after euery greene thing.
- Will the Unicorne be willing to serue thee?
or abide by thy cribbe?
- Canst thou binde the Unicorne with his band in the furrow?
or will he harrow the valleyes after thee?
- Wilt thou trust him because his strength is great?
or wilt thou leaue thy labour to him?
- Wilt thou beleeue him that hee will bring home thy seed?
and gather it into thy barne?
- Gauest thou the goodly wings vnto the peacocks, or wings and feathers vnto the Ostrich?
- Which leaueth her egges in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
- And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wilde beast may breake them.
- She is hardened against her yong ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vaine without feare.
- Because God hath depriued her of wisedome, neither hath he imparted to her vnderstanding.
- What time she lifteth vp her selfe on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
- Hast thou giuen the horse strength?
hast thou clothed his necke with thunder?
- Canst thou make him afraid as a grashopper?
the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
- He paweth in the valley, and reioyceth in his strength: hee goeth on to meet the armed men.
- He mocketh at feare, and is not affrighted: neither turneth he backe from the sword.
- The quiuer ratleth against him, the glittering speare and the shield.
- He swalloweth the ground with fiercenesse and rage: neither beleeueth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
- Hee saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha: and he smelleth the battaile afarre off, the thunder of the captaines, and the shouting.
- Doeth the hawke flie by thy wisedome, and stretch her wings toward the South?
- Doeth the Eagle mount vp at thy commaund?
and make her nest on high?
- She dwelleth and abideth on the rocke, vpon the cragge of the rocke, and the strong place.
- From thence she seeketh the pray, and her eyes behold a farre off.
- Her yong ones also suck vp blood: and where the slaine are, there is he.