Yahweh questions Job about mountain goats (Job 39:1-39:4)

“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth?

Do you observe the calving of the deer?

Can you number the months that they fulfill?

Do you know the time when they give birth?

Do you know when they crouch to give birth to their offspring?

When are they delivered of their young?

Their young ones become strong.

They grow up in the open.

They go forth.

They do not return to them.”

The gestation period of mountain goats was not clear so that Yahweh asked Job if he knew about it. Did he know how many months it took before birth? Yahweh supplied some information about the crouching child birth. He also noted that the young ones are born in the open. Once they are strong enough, they leave their mothers and never return. Obviously, this biblical author shows that God was concerned about this.

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