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Job 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:2 - "Without a doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:3 - I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:4 - I am a laughingstock to my friends, I, who called on God and whom he answered - a righteous and blameless man is a laughingstock!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:5 - For calamity, there is derision (according to the ideas of the fortunate) - a fate for those whose feet slip!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:6 - But the tents of robbers are peaceful, and those who provoke God are confident - who carry their god in their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:7 - "But now, ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the sky and they will tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - Or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:9 - Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:10 - in whose hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all the human race.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:11 - Does not the ear test words, as the tongue tastes food?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:12 - Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

Job Speaks of the Power of God

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:13 - "With God are wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:14 - If he tears down, it cannot be rebuilt; if he imprisons a person, there is no escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:15 - If he holds back the waters, then they dry up; if he releases them, they destroy the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:16 - With him are strength and prudence; both the one who goes astray and the one who misleads are his.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:17 - He leads counselors away stripped and makes judges into fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:18 - He loosens the bonds of kings and binds a loincloth around their waist.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:19 - He leads priests away stripped and overthrows the potentates.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:20 - He deprives the trusted advisers of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:21 - He pours contempt on noblemen and disarms the powerful.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - He reveals the deep things of darkness, and brings deep shadows into the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:23 - He makes nations great, and destroys them; he extends the boundaries of nations and disperses them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:24 - He deprives the leaders of the earth of their understanding; he makes them wander in a trackless desert waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They grope about in darkness without light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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