The Darby Bible
Job, Chapter 12

   1: And Job answered and said,
   2: Truly ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you!
   3: I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you; and who knoweth not such things as these?
   4: I am to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright [man].
   5: He that is ready to stumble with the foot is a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
   6: The tents of desolators are in peace, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth.
   7: But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;
   8: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
   9: 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.
   11: Doth not the ear try words, as the palate tasteth food?
   12: With the aged is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.
   13: With him is wisdom and might; he hath counsel and understanding.
   14: Behold, he breaketh down, and it is not built again; he shutteth up a man, and there is no opening.
   15: Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; and he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
   16: With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
   17: He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;
   18: He weakeneth the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;
   19: He leadeth priests away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty;
   20: He depriveth of speech the trusty, and taketh away the judgment of the elders;
   21: He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;
   22: He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out into light the shadow of death;
   23: He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;
   24: He taketh away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste.
   25: They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunkard.

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