Yahweh questions Job about hawks (Job 39:26-39:30)

“Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars?

Is it by your wisdom that it spreads its wings toward the south?

Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up?

Is it your command that makes its nest on high?

It lives on the rock.

It makes its home in the fastness of the rocky crag.

From there it spies the prey.

Its eyes see it from far away.

Its young ones suck up blood.

Where the slain are,

There it is.”

Yahweh asked Job if his wisdom made the hawks soar. Did he guide them south for winter hibernation? Did he make the eagle nests on the high mountains? The eagle hawks live in the rocky crags of the mountains so that they can spy on their prey from a long distance. Their young suck up blood. They are the first to arrive when anyone is killed. So we end these questions to Job about the heaven, the earth, and the animals that live in it. These must have been the most important animals and stars at the time of this biblical writing.

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