Job 12:7-25 NIV

7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you,1 or the birds of the air,2 and they will tell you;3

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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 know4 that the hand of the LORD has done this?5

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10 In his hand is the life6 of every creature and the breath of all mankind.7

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11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?8

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12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?9 Does not long life bring understanding?10

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13 "To God belong wisdom11 and power;12 counsel and understanding are his.13
14 What he tears down14 cannot be rebuilt;15 the man he imprisons cannot be released.16

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15 If he holds back the waters,17 there is drought;18 if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.19

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16 To him belong strength and victory;20 both deceived and deceiver are his.21

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17 He leads counselors away stripped22 and makes fools of judges.23

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18 He takes off the shackles24 put on by kings and ties a loinclotha around their waist.25

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    • b 12:18 - Or "shackles of kings / and ties a belt"
      19 He leads priests away stripped26 and overthrows men long established.27

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      20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.28

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      21 He pours contempt on nobles29 and disarms the mighty.30

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          22 He reveals the deep things of darkness31 and brings deep shadows32 into the light.33

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          23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;34 he enlarges nations,35 and disperses them.36

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          24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;37 he sends them wandering through a trackless waste.38

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              25 They grope in darkness with no light;39 he makes them stagger like drunkards.40

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