Job 12:21
Good News Translation
He disgraces those in power and puts an end to the strength of rulers.

Contemporary English Version
puts mighty kings to shame, and takes away their power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed.

New American Bible
He pours shame on nobles, the waistband of the strong he loosens.

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He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed.

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Exodus 8:2 But if thou wilt not let them go, behold I will strike all thy coasts with frogs.

Exodus 16:24 And they did so as Moses had commanded, and it did not putrify, neither was there worm found in it.

1 Kings 21:23,24 And of Jezabel also, the Lord spoke, saying: The dogs shall eat Jezabel in the field of Jezrahel. . . .

2 Kings 9:26,34-37 If I do not requite thee in this field, saith the Lord, for the blood of Naboth, and for the blood of his children, which I saw yesterday, saith the Lord. So now take him, and cast him into the field, according to the word of the Lord. . . .

Psalm 107:40 Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.

Isaiah 23:9 The Lord of hosts hath designed it, to pull down the pride of all glory, and bring to disgrace all the glorious ones of the earth.

Isaiah 24:21,22 And it shall come to pass, that in that day the Lord shall visit upon the host of heaven on high, and upon the kings of the earth, on the earth. . . .

Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the temple of Nesroch his god, that Adramelech and Sarasar his sons slew him with the sword: and they fled into the land of Ararat, and Asarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Daniel 2:21,22 And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms, and establisheth them: giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding: . . .

Daniel 4:32,33 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing before him: for he doth according to his will, as well with the powers of heaven, as among the inhabitants of the earth: and there is none that can resist his hand, and say to him: Why hast thou done it? . . .

Matthew 2:12,13 And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country. . . .

Acts 12:23 And forthwith an angel of the Lord struck him, because he had not given the honour to God: and, being eaten up by worms, he gave up the ghost.

weakened the strength of the mighty.

Isaiah 5:27 There is none that shall faint, nor labour among them: they shall not slumber nor sleep, neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken.

Isaiah 11:5 And justice shall be the girdle of his loins: and faith the girdle of his reins.

Isaiah 22:21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and will strengthen him with thy girdle, and will give thy power into his hand: and he shall be as a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Juda.

Ephesians 6:10,14 Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of his power. . . .

Context
Job Responds to Zophar
20He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged. 21He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed.22He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth up to light the shadow of death.…
Cross References
Job 3:15
Or with princes, that possess gold, and fill their houses with silver:

Job 12:18
He looseth the belt of kings, and girdeth their loins with a cord.

Job 34:19
Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands.

Psalm 107:40
Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.

Isaiah 40:23
He that bringeth the searchers of secrets to nothing, that hath made the judges of the earth as vanity.

Isaiah 45:1
Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut.

Amos 2:3
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all his princes with him, saith the Lord.

Additional Translations
He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.He pours contempt on princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.

He poureth contempt upon princes, And looseth the belt of the strong.

He pours dishonour upon princes, and heals the lowly.

He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;

He poureth contempt upon princes, and looseth the belt of the strong.

He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.

Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.
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