Job 12:7-20 NIV

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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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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