nkjv@Job:12:1 @ Then Job answered and said:

nkjv@Job:12:2 @ "No doubt you are the people, And wisdom will die with you!

nkjv@Job:12:3 @ But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Indeed, who does not know such things as these?

nkjv@Job:12:4 @ "I am one mocked by his friends, Who called on God, and He answered him, The just and blameless who is ridiculed.

nkjv@Job:12:5 @ A lamp is despised in the thought of one who is at ease; It is made ready for those whose feet slip.

nkjv@Job:12:6 @ The tents of robbers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure-- In what God provides by His hand.

nkjv@Job:12:7 @ "But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

nkjv@Job:12:8 @ Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you.

nkjv@Job:12:9 @ Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this,

nkjv@Job:12:10 @ In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?

nkjv@Job:12:11 @ Does not the ear test words And the mouth taste its food?

nkjv@Job:12:12 @ Wisdom is with aged men, And with length of days, understanding.

nkjv@Job:12:13 @ "With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

nkjv@Job:12:14 @ If He breaks a thing down, it cannot be rebuilt; If He imprisons a man, there can be no release.

nkjv@Job:12:15 @ If He withholds the waters, they dry up; If He sends them out, they overwhelm the earth.

nkjv@Job:12:16 @ With Him are strength and prudence. The deceived and the deceiver are His.

nkjv@Job:12:17 @ He leads counselors away plundered, And makes fools of the judges.

nkjv@Job:12:18 @ He loosens the bonds of kings, And binds their waist with a belt.

nkjv@Job:12:19 @ He leads princes away plundered, And overthrows the mighty.

nkjv@Job:12:20 @ He deprives the trusted ones of speech, And takes away the discernment of the elders.

nkjv@Job:12:21 @ He pours contempt on princes, And disarms the mighty.

nkjv@Job:12:22 @ He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow of death to light.

nkjv@Job:12:23 @ He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and guides them.

nkjv@Job:12:24 @ He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, And makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.

nkjv@Job:12:25 @ They grope in the dark without light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

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