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Job 12

NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 2 "Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you! NIV 2 "Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you! NIV 3 But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things? NIV 3 But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things? NIV 4 "I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called upon God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless! NIV 4 "I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called upon God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless! NIV 5 Men at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. NIV 5 Men at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. NIV 6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure-- those who carry their god in their hands. NIV 6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure-- those who carry their god in their hands. NIV 7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; NIV 7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; NIV 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. NIV 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. NIV 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? NIV 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? NIV 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. NIV 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. NIV 11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? NIV 11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? NIV 12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? NIV 12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? NIV 13 "To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. NIV 13 "To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. NIV 14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; the man he imprisons cannot be released. NIV 14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; the man he imprisons cannot be released. NIV 15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land. NIV 15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land. NIV 16 To him belong strength and victory; both deceived and deceiver are his. NIV 16 To him belong strength and victory; both deceived and deceiver are his. NIV 17 He leads counselors away stripped and makes fools of judges. NIV 17 He leads counselors away stripped and makes fools of judges. NIV 18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist. NIV 18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist. NIV 19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows men long established. NIV 19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows men long established. NIV 20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders. NIV 20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders. NIV 21 He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty. NIV 21 He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty. NIV 22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light. NIV 22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light. NIV 23 He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them. NIV 23 He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them. NIV 24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he sends them wandering through a trackless waste. NIV 24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he sends them wandering through a trackless waste. NIV 25 They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards. NIV 25 They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.