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Job 12

Book of Job - Chapter 12

Job 12:1

Then Job answered,

Job 12:2

"No doubt, but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

Job 12:3

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn't know such things as these?

Job 12:4

I am like one who is a joke to his neighbor, I, who called on God, and he answered. The just, the blameless man is a joke.

Job 12:5

In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.

Job 12:6

The tents of robbers prosper. Those who provoke God are secure, who carry their God in their hands.

Job 12:7

"But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you; the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.

Job 12:8

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you. The fish of the sea shall declare to you.

Job 12:9

Who doesn't know that in all these, the hand of the LORD has done this,

Job 12:10

in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?

Job 12:11

Doesn't the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?

Job 12:12

With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.

Job 12:13

"With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding.

Job 12:14

Behold, he breaks down, and it can't be built again. He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

Job 12:15

Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

Job 12:16

With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.

Job 12:18

He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.

Job 12:19

He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.

Job 12:20

He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

Job 12:21

He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.

Job 12:22

He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death.

Job 12:23

He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

Job 12:24

He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Job 12:25

They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.