Job 12:4-14 ESV

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.

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5 In the thought of one who is 3at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for those whose feet slip.

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6 4The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.a

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    • z 12:6 - The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
      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.

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        • { 12:8 - Or speak to the earth
          9 Who among all these does not know that 5the hand of the LORD has done this?

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          10 In 6his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

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          11 Does not 7the ear test words as the palate tastes food?

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          12 Wisdom is with 8the aged, and understanding in length of days.

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          13 9"With Godc are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.

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              14 If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he 10shuts a man in, none can open.

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