Job 12:4-14 NIV

4 "I have become a laughingstock1 to my friends,2 though I called upon God and he answered3-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!4

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5 Men at ease have contempt5 for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.6

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6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed,7 and those who provoke God are secure8-- 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,9 or the birds of the air,10 and they will tell you;11

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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 know12 that the hand of the LORD has done this?13

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      10 In his hand is the life14 of every creature and the breath of all mankind.15

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      11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?16

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      12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?17 Does not long life bring understanding?18

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      13 "To God belong wisdom19 and power;20 counsel and understanding are his.21
      14 What he tears down22 cannot be rebuilt;23 the man he imprisons cannot be released.24

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