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Job 12

ESV 1 Then Job answered and said: NIV 1 Then Job replied: ESV 2 "No doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you. NIV 2 “Doubtless you are the only people who matter, and wisdom will die with you! ESV 3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these? NIV 3 But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things? ESV 4 I am a laughingstock to my friends; I, who called to God and he answered me, a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock. NIV 4 “I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered— a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless! ESV 5 In the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for those whose feet slip. NIV 5 Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. ESV 6 The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand. NIV 6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure— those God has in his hand. ESV 7 "But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; NIV 7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; ESV 8 or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. NIV 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. ESV 9 Who among 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? ESV 10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. NIV 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. ESV 11 Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food? NIV 11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? ESV 12 Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. NIV 12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? ESV 13 "With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. NIV 13 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. ESV 14 If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open. NIV 14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released. ESV 15 If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land. NIV 15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land. ESV 16 With him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his. NIV 16 To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his. ESV 17 He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools. NIV 17 He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges. ESV 18 He looses the bonds of kings and binds a waistcloth on their hips. NIV 18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist. ESV 19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows the mighty. NIV 19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established. ESV 20 He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders. NIV 20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders. ESV 21 He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong. NIV 21 He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty. ESV 22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light. NIV 22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light. ESV 23 He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away. NIV 23 He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them. ESV 24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth and makes them wander in a pathless waste. NIV 24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he makes them wander in a trackless waste. ESV 25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man. NIV 25 They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

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