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