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Job 12 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:1 - And Job answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:2 - Truly -- ye are the people, And with you doth wisdom die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:3 - I also have a heart like you, I am not fallen more than you, And with whom is there not like these?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:4 - A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter is the perfect righteous one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:5 - A torch -- despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:6 - At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:7 - And yet, ask, I pray thee, One of the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:9 - 'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:10 - In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:11 - Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:12 - With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding.

Job Speaks of the Power of God

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:13 - With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:14 - Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:15 - Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:16 - With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:17 - Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:18 - The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:19 - Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:20 - Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:21 - Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:23 - Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:24 - Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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