1: And Job answered and said, 2: No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. 3: But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these? 4: I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. 5: He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. 6: The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly. 7: But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, 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 the LORD hath wrought this? 10: In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 11: Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? 12: With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. 13: With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding. 14: Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. 15: Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth. 16: With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. 17: He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools. 18: He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle. 19: He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty. 20: He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged. 21: He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. 22: He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. 23: He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. 24: He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. 25: They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.