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Job 12

NAS 1 Then Job responded , NIV 1 Then Job replied: NAS 2 "Truly then you are the people, And with you wisdom will die! NIV 2 “Doubtless you are the only people who matter, and wisdom will die with you! NAS 3 "But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And 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? NAS 4 "I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke. 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! NAS 5 "He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared 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. NAS 6 "The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power. NIV 6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure— those God has in his hand. NAS 7 "But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you. NIV 7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; NAS 8 "Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you. NIV 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. NAS 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? NAS 10 In whose 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. NAS 11 "Does not the ear test words, As the palate tastes its food? NIV 11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? NAS 12 "Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding. NIV 12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? NAS 13 "With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding. NIV 13 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. NAS 14 "Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release. NIV 14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released. NAS 15 "Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth. NIV 15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land. NAS 16 "With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him. NIV 16 To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his. NAS 17 "He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges. NIV 17 He leads rulers away stripped and makes fools of judges. NAS 18 "He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle. NIV 18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist. NAS 19 "He makes priests walk barefoot And overthrows the secure ones. NIV 19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established. NAS 20 "He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders. NIV 20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders. NAS 21 "He pours contempt on nobles And loosens the belt of the strong. NIV 21 He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty. NAS 22 "He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light. NIV 22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light. NAS 23 "He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away. NIV 23 He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them. NAS 24 "He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people 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. NAS 25 "They grope in darkness with no 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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