Job 12:3-13 MSG

3 But don't forget that I also have a brain - I don't intend to play second fiddle to you. It doesn't take an expert to know these things.
4 "I'm ridiculed by my friends: 'So that's the man who had conversations with God!' Ridiculed without mercy: 'Look at the man who never did wrong!'
5 It's easy for the well-to-do to point their fingers in blame, for the well-fixed to pour scorn on the strugglers.
6 Crooks reside safely in high-security houses, insolent blasphemers live in luxury; they've bought and paid for a god who'll protect them.
7 "But ask the animals what they think - let them teach you; let the birds tell you what's going on.
8 Put your ear to the earth - learn the basics. Listen - the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories.
9 Isn't it clear that they all know and agree that God is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand -
10 Every living soul, yes, every breathing creature?
11 Isn't this all just common sense, as common as the sense of taste?
12 Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom, that you have to grow old before you understand life?
13 "True wisdom and real power belong to God; from him we learn how to live, and also what to live for.