Chapter 12 :: Job
Job 12:1 - And Job answered and said,
Job 12:2 - No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
Job 12:3 - But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
Job 12:4 - I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Job 12:5 - He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
Job 12:6 - The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
Job 12:7 - But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Job 12:8 - Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Job 12:9 - Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
Job 12:10 - In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:11 - Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
Job 12:12 - With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Job 12:13 - With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
Job 12:14 - Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
Job 12:15 - Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
Job 12:16 - With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
Job 12:17 - He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
Job 12:18 - He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
Job 12:19 - He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.
Job 12:20 - He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
Job 12:21 - He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.
Job 12:22 - He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
Job 12:23 - He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.
Job 12:24 - He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
Job 12:25 - They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.