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12 Then Job answered:
and wisdom will die with you!
I am not inferior to you.
4 I am a laughingstock to my k friends,
by calling on God, who answers me. l
The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock. m
5 The one who is at ease n holds calamity in contempt
and thinks it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.
6 The tents of robbers are safe, o
and those who provoke God are secure;
ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. r
let the fish of the sea inform you.
that the hand of the Lord has done this? s
as well as the breath of all mankind. t
as the palate tastes food?
and understanding comes with long life. u
counsel and understanding are His. v
whoever He imprisons cannot be released. w
and when He releases them, they destroy the land. x
The deceived and the deceiver are His.
and makes judges go mad. y
and fastens a belt around their waists.
and overthrows established leaders. b
and takes away the elders’ good judgment.
and disarms c the strong.
and brings the deepest darkness into the light. d
He enlarges nations, e then leads them away.
and makes them wander in a trackless wasteland. f
He makes them stagger like drunken men. g
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