Job 11

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The Book of Job

Chapter 12

1

And Job answered4 and said,4

2

No doubt but ye [are] the people, and wisdom shall die4 with you.

3

But I have understanding as well as you; I [am] not inferior6 to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

4

I am [as] one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth6 upon God, and he answereth4 him: the just upright [man is] laughed to scorn.

5

He that is ready12 to slip6 with [his] feet [is as] a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

6

The tabernacles of robbers6 prosper,4 and they that provoke56 God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth52 [abundantly].

7

But ask3 now the beasts, and they shall teach55 thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell55 thee:

8

Or speak3 to the earth, and it shall teach55 thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare17 unto thee.

9

Who knoweth1 not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought1 this?

10

In whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 1320

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Doth not the ear try4 words? and the mouth taste4 his meat?

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With the ancient [is] wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

13

With him [is] wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

14

Behold, he breaketh down,4 and it cannot be built11 again: he shutteth4 up a man, and there can be no opening.11

15

Behold, he withholdeth4 the waters, and they dry up:4 also he sendeth them out,17 and they overturn4 the earth.

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With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived6 and the deceiver56 [are] his.

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He leadeth56 counsellors6 away spoiled, and maketh the judges6 fools.25

18

He looseth14 the bond of kings, and girdeth4 their loins with a girdle.

19

He leadeth56 princes away spoiled, and overthroweth17 the mighty.

20

He removeth away56 the speech of the trusty,12 and taketh away4 the understanding of the aged.

21

He poureth6 contempt upon princes, and weakeneth14 the strength of the mighty.

22

He discovereth18 deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out55 to light the shadow of death.

23

He increaseth56 the nations, and destroyeth17 them: he enlargeth6 the nations, and straiteneth55 them [again].

24

He taketh away56 the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander55 in a wilderness [where there is] no way.

25

They grope17 in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger55 like [a] drunken [man].

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