And Jobanswered and said ,
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
3But I have understandinga as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the justupright man is laughed to scorn.5
He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lampdespised in the thought of him that is at ease.6
The tabernacles of robbersprosper , and they that provokeGod are secure; into whose handGodbringeth abundantly.
7Butask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
In whose hand is the soulb of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind .
Doth not the eartrywords? and the mouthctaste his meat?12
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of daysunderstanding.13
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.14
Behold, he breaketh down , and it cannot be built again : he shutteth upd a man, and there can be no opening .
Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up : also he sendeth them out , and they overturn the earth.16
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
He leadethcounsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judgesfools .
He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.19
He leadethprinces away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.20
He removeth away the speeche of the trusty , and taketh away the understanding of the aged.21
He pourethcontempt upon princes, and weakenethf the strength of the mighty.22
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.23
He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straitenethg them again.
He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.25
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to staggerh like a drunken man.