Job 12:4-14 (English Standard Version)

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4 I am 1a laughingstock to my friends; I, who 2called to God and he answered me, a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock. 5 In the thought of one who is 3at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for those whose feet slip. 6 4The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.a 7 "But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; 8 or the bushes of the earth,b and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. 9 Who among all these does not know that 5the hand of the LORD has done this? 10 In 6his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. 11 Does not 7the ear test words as the palate tastes food? 12 Wisdom is with 8the aged, and understanding in length of days. 13 9"With Godc are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. 14 If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he 10shuts a man in, none can open.
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