JOB 12

Jb 12:1Then Job answered and said,

Jb 12:2Surely then you are the people, / And wisdom will die with you.

Jb 12:3I also have understanding as you do; / I am not inferior to you. / And who does not know things like these?

Jb 12:4I have become a laughingstock to my friends, / I, who have called out to God and He answers me. / The righteous man, the perfect man, is a laughingstock.

Jb 12:5There is contempt for calamity in the thought of him who is at ease: / It is prepared for those whose foot slips.

Jb 12:6The tents of robbers prosper, / And those who provoke God have security, / Those who carry their god in their own might.

Jb 12:7But ask now of the beasts, and they will teach you; / And of the birds of heaven, and they will tell you.

Jb 12:8Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; / And the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Jb 12:9Who among all these does not know / That the hand of Jehovah has done this,

Jb 12:10In whose hand is the life of every living thing / And the breath of all flesh of man?

Jb 12:11Does not the ear try words / Even as the palate tastes food for itself?

Jb 12:12In aged men, you say, there is wisdom, / And in length of days there is understanding.

Jb 12:13But with Him are wisdom and might; / Counsel and understanding are His.

Jb 12:14Indeed, He breaks down, and it cannot be rebuilt; / He shuts a man up, and the door cannot be opened.

Jb 12:15Indeed, He withholds the waters, and they dry up; / And He sends them forth, and they overturn the earth.

Jb 12:16With Him are strength and effectual wisdom; / The deceived and the deceiver are His.

Jb 12:17He leads counselors away stripped, / And He makes fools of judges.

Jb 12:18He loosens the fetters of kings / And binds their loins with a belt.

Jb 12:19He leads priests away stripped, / And He overturns dignitaries.

Jb 12:20He removes the utterance of the trusty / And takes away the counsel of the elders.

Jb 12:21He pours contempt upon the princes / And loosens the belt of the strong.

Jb 12:22He uncovers the depths out of darkness / And brings to light the shadow of death.

Jb 12:23He makes nations great and destroys them; / He expands nations and leads them off.

Jb 12:24He removes the understanding of the heads of the people of the earth / And causes them to wander in a pathless waste.

Jb 12:25They grope in darkness, and there is no light; / And He causes them to stagger like a drunken man.

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