1 And Job answered and said,
2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
3 But I have understandinga as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
References for Job 12:3
    • Ÿ 12:3 - understanding: Heb. an heart
      4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
      5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
      6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
      7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
      8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
      9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
      10 In whose hand is the soulb of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind*.
      References for Job 12:10
        •   12:10 - soul: or, life
          11 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouthc taste his meat?
          References for Job 12:11
            • ¡ 12:11 - mouth: Heb. palate
              12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
              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.
              References for Job 12:14
                • ¢ 12:14 - up: Heb. upon
                  15 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.
                  17 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
                  18 He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
                  20 He removeth away the speeche of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
                  References for Job 12:20
                    • £ 12:20 - speech...: Heb. lip of the faithful
                      21 He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakenethf the strength of the mighty.
                      References for Job 12:21
                        • ¤ 12:21 - weakeneth...: or, looseth the girdle of the strong
                          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.
                          References for Job 12:23
                            • ¥ 12:23 - straiteneth: Heb. leadeth in
                              24 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.
                              References for Job 12:25
                                • ¦ 12:25 - stagger: Heb. wander