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|1 [Say] if thou knowest the time of the bringing forth of the wild goats of the rock, and [if] thou hast marked the calving of the hinds: 2 and [if] thou has hast numbered the full months of their being with young, and [if] thou hast relieved their pangs: 3 and hast reared their young without fear; and wilt thou loosen their pangs? 4 Their young will break forth; they will be multiplied with offspring: [their young] will go forth, and will not return to them. 5 And who is he that sent forth the wild ass free? and who loosed his bands? 6 whereas I made his habitation the wilderness, and the salt land his coverts. 7 He laughs to scorn the multitude of the city, and hears not the chiding of the tax-gatherer. 8 He will survey the mountains [as] his pasture, and he seeks after every green thing. 9 And will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or to lie down at thy manger? 10 And wilt thou bind his yoke with thongs, or will he plough furrows for thee in the plain? 11 And dost thou trust him, because his strength is great? and wilt thou commit thy works to him? 12 And wilt thou believe that he will return to thee thy seed, and bring [it] in [to] thy threshing-floor? 13 The peacock has a beautiful wing: * if the stork and the ostrich conceive, [it is worthy of notice], 14 for [the ostrich] will leave her eggs in the ground, and warm them on the dust, 15 and has forgotten that the foot will scatter them, and the wild beasts of the field trample them. 16 She has hardened [herself] against her young ones, as though [she bereaved] not herself: she labours in vain without fear. 17 For God has withholden wisdom from her, and not given her a portion in understanding. 18 In her season she will lift herself on high; she will scorn the horse and his rider. 19 Hast thou invested the horse with strength, and clothed his neck with terror? 20 And hast thou clad him in perfect armour, and made his breast glorious with courage? 21 He paws exulting in the plain, and goes forth in strength into the plain. 22 He laughs to scorn a king as he meets him, and will by no means turn back from the sword. 23 The bow and sword resound against him; and [his] rage will swallow up the ground: 24 and he will not believe until the trumpet sounds. 25 And when the trumpet sounds, he says, Aha! and afar off he smells the war with prancing and neighing. 26 And does the hawk remain steady by thy wisdom, having spread out her wings unmoved, looking toward the region of the south? 27 And does the eagle rise at thy command, and the vulture remain sitting over his nest, 28 on a crag of a rock, and in a secret [place]? 29 Thence he seeks food, his eyes observe from far. 30 And his young ones roll themselves in blood, and wherever the carcasses may be, immediately they are found.||
ΕΙ ἔγνως καιρὸν τοκετοῦ τραγελάφων πέτρας, ἐφύλαξας δὲ ὠδῖνας ἐλάφων; 2 ἠρίθμησας δὲ μῆνας αὐτῶν πλήρεις τοκετοῦ αὐτῶν, ὠδῖνας δὲ αὐτῶν ἔδυσας; 3 ἐξέθρεψας δὲ αὐτῶν τὰ παιδία ἔξω φόβου; ὠδῖνας δὲ αὐτῶν ἐξαποστελεῖς; 4 ἀπορρήξουσι τὰ τέκνα αὐτῶν, πληθυνθήσονται ἐν γεννήματι· ἐξελεύσονται, καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀνακάμψουσιν αὐτοῖς. 5 τίς δέ ἐστιν ὁ ἀφεὶς ὄνον ἄγριον ἐλεύθερον, δεσμοὺς δὲ αὐτοῦ τίς ἔλυσεν; 6 ἐθέμην δὲ τὴν δίαιταν αὐτοῦ ἔρημον, καὶ τὰ σκηνώματα αὐτοῦ ἁλμυρίδα· 7 καταγελῶν πολυοχλίας πόλεως, μέμψιν δὲ φορολόγου οὐκ ἀκούων, 8 κατασκέψεται ὄρη νομὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ὀπίσω παντὸς χλωροῦ ζητεῖ. 9 βουλήσεται δέ σοι μονόκερως δουλεῦσαι ἢ κοιμηθῆναι ἐπὶ φάτνης σου; 10 δήσεις δὲ ἐν ἱμᾶσι ζυγὸν αὐτοῦ ἢ ἑλκύσει σου αὔλακας ἐν πεδίῳ; 11 πέποιθας δὲ ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ, ὅτι πολλὴ ἡ ἰσχὺς αὐτοῦ, ἐπαφήσεις δὲ αὐτῷ τὰ ἔργα σου; 12 πιστεύσεις δὲ ὅτι ἀποδώσει σοι τὸν σπόρον, εἰσοίσει δέ σου τὸν ἅλωνα; 13 πτέρυξ τερπομένων νεέλασα, ἐὰν συλλάβῃ ἀσίδα καὶ νέσσα· 14 ὅτι ἀφήσει εἰς γῆν τὰ ὠὰ αὐτῆς καὶ ἐπὶ χοῦν θάλψει 15 καὶ ἐπελάθετο ὅτι ποὺς σκορπιεῖ καὶ θηρία ἀγροῦ καταπατήσει· 16 ἀπεσκλήρυνε τὰ τέκνα ἑαυτῆς, ὥστε μὴ ἑαυτήν, εἰς κενὸν ἐκοπίασεν ἄνευ φόβου· 17 ὅτι κατεσιώπησεν αὐτῇ ὁ Θεὸς σοφίαν καὶ οὐκ ἐπεμέρισεν αὐτῇ ἐν τῇ συνέσει. 18 κατὰ καιρὸν ἐν ὕψει ὑψώσει, καταγελάσεται ἵππου καὶ τοῦ ἐπιβάτου αὐτοῦ. 19 ἦ σὺ περιέθηκας ἵππῳ δύναμιν, ἐνέδυσας δὲ τραχήλῳ αὐτοῦ φόβον; 20 περιέθηκας δὲ αὐτῷ πανοπλίαν, δόξαν δὲ στηθέων αὐτοῦ τόλμῃ; 21 ἀνορύσσων ἐν πεδίῳ γαυριᾷ, ἐκπορεύεται δὲ εἰς πεδίον ἐν ἰσχύϊ· 22 συναντῶν βασιλεῖ καταγελᾷ καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποστραφῇ ἀπὸ σιδήρου· 23 ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ γαυριᾷ τόξον καὶ μάχαιρα, 24 καὶ ὀργῇ ἀφανιεῖ τὴν γῆν καὶ οὐ μὴ πιστεύσει, ἕως ἂν σημάνῃ σάλπιγξ· 25 σάλπιγγος δὲ σημαινούσης λέγει· εὖγε. πόρρωθεν δὲ ὀσφραίνεται πολέμου σὺν ἅλματι καὶ κραυγῇ. 26 ἐκ δὲ τῆς σῆς ἐπιστήμης ἕστηκεν ἱέραξ, ἀναπετάσας τὰς πτέρυγας, ἀκίνητος, καθορῶν τὰ πρὸς νότον; 27 ἐπὶ δὲ σῷ προστάγματι ὑψοῦται ἀετός, γὺψ δὲ ἐπὶ νοσσιᾶς αὐτοῦ καθεσθεὶς αὐλίζεται 28 ἐπ᾿ ἐξοχῇ πέτρας καὶ ἀποκρύφῳ; 29 ἐκεῖσε ὢν ζητεῖ τὰ σῖτα, πόρρωθεν οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ σκοπεύουσι· 30 νεοσσοὶ δὲ αὐτοῦ φύρονται ἐν αἵματι, οὗ δ᾿ ἂν ὦσι τεθνεῶτες, παραχρῆμα εὑρίσκονται.
* Gr. a wing of delighted ones is the peacock. See Appendix
Read about the texts witnessed only in the Septuagint:
Letter of Aristeas (including also full text in Greek and English) ||| Sirach, Wisdom, Letter of Jeremiah ||| Maccabees 1, 2, 3 and 4 ||| Additional texts witnessed by the Septuagint to the book of Daniel ||| 1 Esdras, Psalm 151, Prayer of Manasseh ||| Judith, Baruch
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