Job 12:14-25 NIV

14 What he tears down1 cannot be rebuilt;2 the man he imprisons cannot be released.3

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15 If he holds back the waters,4 there is drought;5 if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.6

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16 To him belong strength and victory;7 both deceived and deceiver are his.8

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17 He leads counselors away stripped9 and makes fools of judges.10

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18 He takes off the shackles11 put on by kings and ties a loinclotha around their waist.12

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    • b 12:18 - Or "shackles of kings / and ties a belt"
      19 He leads priests away stripped13 and overthrows men long established.14

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      20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.15

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      21 He pours contempt on nobles16 and disarms the mighty.17

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          22 He reveals the deep things of darkness18 and brings deep shadows19 into the light.20

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          23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;21 he enlarges nations,22 and disperses them.23

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          24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;24 he sends them wandering through a trackless waste.25

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              25 They grope in darkness with no light;26 he makes them stagger like drunkards.27

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