13 “The wings of the ostrich flap joyously,
With the pinion and feathers of [a]love,
14 For she abandons her eggs to the earth
And warms them in the dust,
15 And she forgets that a foot may crush [b]them,
Or that a wild animal may trample [c]them.
16 She treats her young (A)cruelly, as if they were not hers;
Though her labor is for nothing, she is [d]unconcerned,
17 Because God has made her forget wisdom,
And has not given her a share of understanding.
18 When she rushes away on high,
She laughs at the horse and his rider.

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  1. Job 39:13 Or a stork
  2. Job 39:15 Lit it
  3. Job 39:15 Lit it
  4. Job 39:16 Lit without fear

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