12 Then Job replied:
and wisdom will die with you!v
I am not inferior to you.
Who does not know all these things?w
though I called on God and he answeredz—
a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!a
5 Those who are at ease have contemptb for misfortune
as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.c
6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed,d
and those who provoke God are securee—
those God has in his hand.a
7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you,f
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not knowi
that the hand of the Lord has done this?j
10 In his hand is the lifek of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.l
as the tongue tastes food?m
12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?n
Does not long life bring understanding?o
counsel and understanding are his.r
those he imprisons cannot be released.u
if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.x
16 To him belong strength and insight;y
both deceived and deceiver are his.z
17 He leads rulers away strippeda
and makes fools of judges.b
18 He takes off the shacklesc put on by kings
19 He leads priests away strippede
and overthrows officials long established.f
and takes away the discernment of elders.g
21 He pours contempt on noblesh
and disarms the mighty.i
22 He reveals the deep things of darknessj
23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;m
24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;p
he makes them wander in a trackless waste.q
25 They grope in darkness with no light;r
he makes them stagger like drunkards.s
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