Job 12 LEB

Job’s Fourth Speech

1 Then Job answered and said,

References for Job 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Hebrew "And"
      2 "Truly indeed you [are the] people, and wisdom will die with you.

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          3 {I also have insight} like you; I am not more inferior than you. And {who does not know things like these}?

          References for Job 12:3

            • d 12:3 - Literally "Also for me heart"
            • e 12:3 - Plural
            • f 12:3 - Plural
            • g 12:3 - Literally "and who there is not like these"
              4 I am a laughingstock to my friends: '[He] calls on God, and he answers him.' A righteous, blameless man [is] a laughingstock.

              References for Job 12:4

                • h 12:4 - Hebrew "to his friends"
                  5 {Those at ease have contempt} for [the] thought of {disaster}, [but it is] ready for those unstable of foot.

                  References for Job 12:5

                    • i 12:5 - Literally "Contempt [is] according to the thought of [the] complacent"
                    • j 12:5 - Literally "a torch"
                      6 [The] tents of [the] destroyers are at peace, and [there is] security for those who provoke God, [for those] whom God brings into his hand.

                      References for Job 12:6

                        • k 12:6 - Or "power"
                          7 "But ask [the] animals, and they will teach you, and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you;

                          References for Job 12:7

                            • l 12:7 - Hebrew "And"
                            • m 12:7 - Or "ask now," or "please ask"
                              8 or ask the earth, and it will teach you, and the fishes of the sea will declare to you.
                              9 Who among all of these does not know that Yahweh's hand has done this?
                              10 In whose hand [is] the life of all living things and {the breath of every human being}?

                              References for Job 12:10

                                • n 12:10 - Literally "the breath of all the flesh of man"
                                  11 Does not [the] ear test words and [the] palate taste food for itself?
                                  12 Wisdom [is] with [the] aged, and understanding [is in] length of days.
                                  13 "With him [are] wisdom and powerful deeds, and to him [belong] counsel and understanding.
                                  14 If he tears down, then it will not be rebuilt; if he shuts a man in, then he cannot be freed.

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                                      15 Look, [if] he withholds the water, then they dry up; and [if] he sends them out, then they overwhelm [the] land.

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                                          16 "Strength and sound wisdom [are] with him; [the] deceived and [the] deceiver [are] his.

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                                              17 He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges.
                                              18 He loosens [the] fetters of kings, and he binds a loincloth on their loins.
                                              19 He leads priests away stripped, and he overthrows {the members of ancient families}.

                                              References for Job 12:19

                                                • u 12:19 - Literally "[the] constant"
                                                  20 He deprives [the] trustworthy of speech, and he takes away [the] discretion of elders.
                                                  21 He pours contempt on noblemen, and he loosens [the] girdle of [the] mighty.
                                                  22 "He uncovers mysteries out of darkness, and he brings deep shadow to the light.
                                                  23 He makes the nations great, then he destroys them; he expands the nations, then he guides them.

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                                                      24 He strips [away] the insight of the heads of the earth's people, and he makes them wander in {a pathless wasteland}.

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                                                        • x 12:24 - Literally "in a wasteland not a way"
                                                          25 They grope [in] the dark {without} light, and he makes them stagger like a drunkard.

                                                          References for Job 12:25

                                                            • y 12:25 - Literally "and not"
                                                            • z 12:25 - Hebrew "the"