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Job 12

     
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Job 12:1   Then Job answered and said,
   
Job 12:2   No doubt but ye 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: Yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
   
Job 12:4   I am as one that is a laughing-stock to his neighbor, I who called upon God, and he answered: The just, the perfect man is a laughing-stock.
   
Job 12:5   In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; It is ready for them whose foot slippeth.
   
Job 12:6   The tents of robbers prosper, And they that provoke God are secure; Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
   
Job 12:7   But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee:
   
Job 12:8   Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
   
Job 12:9   Who knoweth not in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath wrought this,
   
Job 12:10   In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
   
Job 12:11   Doth not the ear try words, Even as the palate tasteth its food?
   
Job 12:12   With aged men is wisdom, And in length of days understanding.
   
Job 12:13   With God is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding.
   
Job 12:14   Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
   
Job 12:15   Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; Again, he sendeth 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 leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh he fools.
   
Job 12:18   He looseth the bond of kings, And he bindeth their loins with a girdle.
   
Job 12:19   He leadeth priests away stripped, And overthroweth the mighty.
   
Job 12:20   He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders.
   
Job 12:21   He poureth contempt upon princes, And looseth the belt of the strong.
   
Job 12:22   He uncovereth deep things out of darkness, And bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
   
Job 12:23   He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive.
   
Job 12:24   He taketh away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
   
Job 12:25   They grope in the dark without light; And he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
     
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