Job 12:15-25 NIV

15 If he holds back the waters,1 there is drought;2 if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.3

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16 To him belong strength and victory;4 both deceived and deceiver are his.5

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17 He leads counselors away stripped6 and makes fools of judges.7

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18 He takes off the shackles8 put on by kings and ties a loinclotha around their waist.9

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    • b 12:18 - Or "shackles of kings / and ties a belt"
      19 He leads priests away stripped10 and overthrows men long established.11

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      20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.12

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      21 He pours contempt on nobles13 and disarms the mighty.14

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          22 He reveals the deep things of darkness15 and brings deep shadows16 into the light.17

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          23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;18 he enlarges nations,19 and disperses them.20

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          24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;21 he sends them wandering through a trackless waste.22

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              25 They grope in darkness with no light;23 he makes them stagger like drunkards.24

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