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Job 12

Job 12:1
And 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 mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Job 12:5  
He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

Job 12:6  
The tabernacles 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 fowls of the air, 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 the LORD 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? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 12:12  
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 12:13  
With him is wisdom and strength, 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: also 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 spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.

Job 12:18  
He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.

Job 12:19  
He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.

Job 12:20  
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

Job 12:21  
He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

Job 12:22  
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Job 12:23  
He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.

Job 12:24  
He taketh away the heart of the chief 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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