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Job 12:4-14 NIV

4 “I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered— a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!

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5 Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

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6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure— those God has in his hand.a

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    • q 12:6 - Or "those whose god is in their own hand"
      7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;

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

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

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

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      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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      • a 12:6 - Or "those whose god is in their own hand"
      • b 12:18 - Or "shackles of kings" / "and ties a belt"