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Parallel Bible results for Job 12

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Job 12

GNT 1 Yes, you are the voice of the people. NIV 1 Then Job replied: GNT 2 When you die, wisdom will die with you. NIV 2 “Doubtless you are the only people who matter, and wisdom will die with you! GNT 3 But I have as much sense as you have; I am in no way inferior to you; everyone knows all that you have said. NIV 3 But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things? GNT 4 Even my friends laugh at me now; they laugh, although I am righteous and blameless; but there was a time when God answered my prayers. 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! GNT 5 You have no troubles, and yet you make fun of me; you hit someone who is about to fall. NIV 5 Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. GNT 6 But thieves and godless people live in peace, though their only god is their own strength. NIV 6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure— those God has in his hand. GNT 7 Even birds and animals have much they could teach you; NIV 7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; GNT 8 ask the creatures of earth and sea for their wisdom. NIV 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. GNT 9 All of them know that the Lord's hand made them. NIV 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? GNT 10 It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone's life is in his power. NIV 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. GNT 11 But just as your tongue enjoys tasting food, your ears enjoy hearing words. NIV 11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? GNT 12 Old people have wisdom, but God has wisdom and power. Old people have insight; God has insight and power to act. NIV 12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? GNT 14 When God tears down, who can rebuild, and who can free those God imprisons? NIV 14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released. GNT 15 Drought comes when God withholds rain; floods come when he turns water loose. NIV 15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land. GNT 16 God is strong and always victorious; both deceived and deceiver are in his power. NIV 16 To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his. GNT 17 He takes away the wisdom of rulers and makes leaders act like fools. NIV 17 He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges. GNT 18 He dethrones kings and makes them prisoners; NIV 18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist. GNT 19 he humbles priests and men of power. NIV 19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established. GNT 20 He silences those who are trusted, and takes the wisdom of old people away. NIV 20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders. GNT 21 He disgraces those in power and puts an end to the strength of rulers. NIV 21 He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty. GNT 22 He sends light to places dark as death. NIV 22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light. GNT 23 He makes nations strong and great, but then he defeats and destroys them. NIV 23 He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them. GNT 24 He makes their leaders foolish and lets them wander confused and lost; NIV 24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he makes them wander in a trackless waste. GNT 25 they grope in the dark and stagger like drunkards. NIV 25 They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

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