Does a wild donkey(A) bray(B) when it has grass,
    or an ox bellow when it has fodder?(C)

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12 But the witless can no more become wise
    than a wild donkey’s colt(A) can be born human.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 11:12 Or wild donkey can be born tame
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Like wild donkeys(A) in the desert,
    the poor go about their labor(B) of foraging food;
    the wasteland(C) provides food for their children.

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“Who let the wild donkey(A) go free?
    Who untied its ropes?

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11 They give water(A) to all the beasts of the field;
    the wild donkeys(B) quench their thirst.

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24 a wild donkey(A) accustomed to the desert,(B)
    sniffing the wind in her craving—
    in her heat who can restrain her?
Any males that pursue her need not tire themselves;
    at mating time they will find her.

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For they have gone up to Assyria(A)
    like a wild donkey(B) wandering alone.
    Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.(C)

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