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16 The ostrich ·is cruel to [treats harshly] its young, as if they were not even its own.
    It does not care that its work is for nothing,
17 because God ·did not give the ostrich [or made her forget] wisdom;
    God did not give it a share of ·good sense [understanding].
18 But when ·the ostrich gets up to run, it is so fast
    that [or it flaps its wings aloft and] it laughs at the horse and its rider.

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16 She treats her young harshly,(A) as if they were not hers;
    she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 for God did not endow her with wisdom
    or give her a share of good sense.(B)
18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run,
    she laughs(C) at horse and rider.

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