Job 12
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1And Job answers and says:

2“Truly—you [are] the people, and wisdom dies with you.

3I also have a heart like you, I am not fallen more than you, || And with whom is there not like these?

4I am a laughter to his friend: He calls to God, and He answers him, || A laughter [is] the perfect righteous one.

5A torch—despised in the thoughts of the secure || Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.

6The tents of spoilers are at peace, || And those provoking God have confidence, || Into whose hand God has brought.

7And yet, now ask [one of] the beasts, || And it shows you, || And a bird of the heavens, || And it declares to you.

8Or talk to the earth, and it shows you, || And fishes of the sea recount to you:

9Who has not known in all these, || That the hand of YHWH has done this?

10In whose hand [is] the breath of every living thing, || And the spirit of all flesh of man.

11Does the ear not try words? And the palate taste food for itself?

12With the very aged [is] wisdom, || And [with] length of days [is] understanding.

13With Him [are] wisdom and might, || To Him [are] counsel and understanding.

14Behold, He breaks down, and it is not built up, || He shuts against a man, || And it is not opened.

15Behold, He keeps in the waters, and they are dried up, || And He sends them forth, || And they overturn the land.

16With Him [are] strength and wisdom, || His the deceived and deceiver.

17Causing counselors to go away [as] a spoil, || Indeed, He makes fools of judges.

18He has opened the bands of kings, || And He binds a girdle on their loins.

19Causing ministers to go away [as] a spoil || And strong ones He overthrows.

20Turning aside the lip of the steadfast, || And the reason of the aged He takes away.

21Pouring contempt on princes, || And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.

22Removing deep things out of darkness, || And He brings out to light death-shade.

23Magnifying the nations, and He destroys them, || Spreading out the nations, and He quiets them.

24Turning aside the heart || Of the heads of the people of the land, || And He causes them to wander || In vacancy—no way!

25They feel darkness, and not light, || He causes them to wander as a drunkard.”

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