Job 12:12-25 NIV

12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

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13 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released.

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15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.

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16 To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his.

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17 He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges.

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18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loinclotha around their waist.

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    • r 12:18 - Or "shackles of kings" / "and ties a belt"
      19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established.

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      20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.

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      21 He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.

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          22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.

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          23 He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them.

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          24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he makes them wander in a trackless waste.

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              25 They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

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