Young's Literal Translation
Job, Chapter 12

   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.

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