1: And Job answereth and saith: -- 2: Truly -- ye [are] the people, And with you doth wisdom die. 3: I also have a heart like you, I am not fallen more than you, And with whom is there not like these? 4: A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter [is] the perfect righteous one. 5: A torch -- despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet. 6: At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought. 7: And yet, ask, I pray thee, [One of] the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee. 8: Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee: 9: 'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? 10: In whose hand [is] the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' 11: Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? 12: With the very aged [is] wisdom, And [with] length of days understanding. 13: With Him [are] wisdom and might, To him [are] counsel and understanding. 14: Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. 15: Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. 16: With Him [are] strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. 17: Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. 18: The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. 19: Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. 20: Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. 21: Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. 22: Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. 23: Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them. 24: Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way! 25: They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.