Job 12 DBY

1 And Job answered and said,
2 Truly ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you!
3 I also have understanding a as well as you; I am not inferior to you; and who knoweth not such things as these?

References for Job 12:3

    • Ÿ 12:3 - Lit. 'heart:' so ver. 24, and chs. 34.10,34; 36.5.
      4 I am to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright [man].
      5 He that is ready to stumble with the foot is a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. b

      References for Job 12:5

        •   12:5 - Or 'Contempt for misfortune is, in the thought of him that is at ease, prepared for those whose feet totter.'
          6 The tents of desolators are in peace, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand +God bringeth. c

          References for Job 12:6

            • ¡ 12:6 - Others read 'who carry +God in their hand.'
              7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;
              8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
              9 Who knoweth not in all these, that the hand of Jehovah hath wrought this?
              10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit d of all flesh of man.

              References for Job 12:10

                • ¢ 12:10 - Or 'breath.'
                  11 Doth not the ear try words, as the palate tasteth food?
                  12 With the aged is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.
                  13 With him is wisdom and might; he hath counsel and understanding.
                  14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it is not built again; he shutteth up a man, and there is no opening.
                  15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; and he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
                  16 With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
                  17 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
                  18 He weakeneth e the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;

                  References for Job 12:18

                    • £ 12:18 - Lit. 'openeth,' 'relaxeth:' see ch. 30.11.
                      19 He leadeth priests f away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty;

                      References for Job 12:19

                        • ¤ 12:19 - Or 'chief men.'
                          20 He depriveth of speech g the trusty, h and taketh away the judgment of the elders;

                          References for Job 12:20

                            • ¥ 12:20 - Lit. 'lip.'
                            • ¦ 12:20 - Or 'eloquent.'
                              21 He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;
                              22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out into light the shadow of death;
                              23 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;
                              24 He taketh away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste.
                              25 They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger i like a drunkard.

                              References for Job 12:25

                                • § 12:25 - Or 'wander.'