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Job 12 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:2 - "No doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:3 - But I 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 upon God and he answered me, a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:5 - In the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for those whose feet slip.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:6 - The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:7 - "But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - or the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:9 - Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:10 - In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:11 - Does not the ear try words as the palate tastes food?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:12 - Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

Job Speaks of the Power of God

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:13 - "With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:14 - If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:15 - If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:16 - With him are strength and wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:17 - He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:18 - He looses the bonds of kings, and binds a waistcloth on their loins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:19 - He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:20 - He deprives of speech those who are trusted, and takes away the discernment of the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:21 - He pours contempt on princes, and looses the belt of the strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - He uncovers the deeps out of darkness, and brings deep darkness to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:23 - He makes nations great, and he destroys them: he enlarges nations, and leads them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:24 - He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They grope in the dark without light; and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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

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