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Job 12:7–10

7 “But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;

And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

8 Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;

And the fish of the sea will explain to you.

9 Who among all these does not know

That the hand of the Lord has done this,

10 fIn whose hand is the 3life of every living thing,

And the gbreath of 4all mankind?

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Job 12:7–10 — The New International Version (NIV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;

or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,

or let the fish in the sea inform you.

Which of all these does not know

that the hand of the Lord has done this?

10 In his hand is the life of every creature

and the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:7–10 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;

the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;

or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;

and the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Who among all these does not know

that the hand of the Lord has done this?

10 In his hand is the life of every living thing

and the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:7–10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;

And the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee:

And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Who knoweth not in all these

That the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?

10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing,

And the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:7–10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.

Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.

Let the fish in the sea speak to you.

For they all know

that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord.

10 For the life of every living thing is in his hand,

and the breath of every human being.

Job 12:7–10 — New Century Version (NCV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

or ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you.

Speak to the earth, and it will teach you,

or let the fish of the sea tell you.

Every one of these knows

that the hand of the Lord has done this.

10 The life of every creature

and the breath of all people are in God’s hand.

Job 12:7–10 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;

And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee:

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee;

And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Who knoweth not in all these,

That the hand of Jehovah hath wrought this,

10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing,

And the breath of all mankind?

Job 12:7–10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee; Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these, that the hand of Jehovah hath wrought this? 10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh of man.

Job 12:7–10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Instead, ask the animals, and they will teach you. 

Ask the birds, and they will tell you. 

Or speak with the earth, and it will teach you. 

Even the fish will relate ⸤the story⸥ to you. 

What creature doesn’t know that the Lord’s hands made it? 

10 The life of every living creature 

and the spirit in every human body are in his hands. 

Job 12:7–10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But ask the animals, and they will instruct you;

ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you;

let the fish of the sea inform you.

Which of all these does not know

that the hand of the Lord has done this?

10 The life of every living thing is in His hand,

as well as the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:7–10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you;

the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;

and the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Who among all these does not know

that the hand of the Lord has done this?

10 In his hand is the life of every living thing

and the breath of every human being.

Job 12:7–10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you;

or ask the earth, and it will teach you,

and the fishes of the sea will declare to you.

Who among all of these does not know

that Yahweh’s hand has done this?

10 In whose hand is the life of all living things

and the breath of every human being?

Job 12:7–10 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

“But ask the animals what God does.

They will teach you.

Or ask the birds of the air.

They will tell you.

Or speak to the earth. It will teach you.

Or let the fish of the ocean educate you.

Are there any of those creatures that don’t know

what the powerful hand of the Lord has done?

10 He holds the life of every creature in his hand.

He controls the breath of every human being.

Job 12:7–10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;

And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;

And let the fish of the sea declare to you.

Who among all these does not know

That the hand of the Lord has done this,

10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing,

And the breath of all mankind?