Job 12:1-11 NIV

Job

1 Then Job replied:

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      2 "Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you!1

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      3 But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things?2

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      4 "I have become a laughingstock3 to my friends,4 though I called upon God and he answered5-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!6

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      5 Men at ease have contempt7 for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.8

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      6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed,9 and those who provoke God are secure10-- those who carry their god in their hands.a

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        • a 12:6 - Or "secure / in what God's hand brings them"
          7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you,11 or the birds of the air,12 and they will tell you;13

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          8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you.
          9 Which of all these does not know14 that the hand of the LORD has done this?15

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          10 In his hand is the life16 of every creature and the breath of all mankind.17

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          11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?18

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