Job

Job 12 ©

1Job censureth the arrogant pretensions of his friends to superior knowledge: 6he sheweth that wicked men often prosper under the hand of God; 13he acknowledgeth the divine wisdom and omnipotency.

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AND Job answered and said,

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No doubt but ye are athe people, and wisdom shall die with you.

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bBut I have 1understanding as well as you; 2I am not inferior to you: yea, 3who knoweth not such things as these?

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I cam as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he danswereth him: the just upright man is elaughed to scorn.

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He that is fready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised gin the thought of him that is at ease.

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hThe *tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are *secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

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iBut ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

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Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

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Who knoweth not in all these that jthe hand of the kLORD hath wrought lthis?

k ch. 1.21.
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mIn whose hand is the 4soul of every living thing, and the breath of 5all mankind.

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nDoth not the ear try words? and the 6mouth taste his *meat?

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oWith the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

o ch. 8.8; 32.6,7,9.
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pWith 7him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

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Behold, he qbreaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth 8up a man, and there can be no opening.

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Behold, rhe withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also she sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

s Am. 9.6.
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tWith him is strength and wisdom: the udeceived and the deceiver are his.

t v.13.
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vHe leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and wmaketh the judges fools.

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He xlooseth the bond of kings, yand *girdeth their loins with a girdle.

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He zleadeth princes away aspoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.

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bHe removeth away 9the speech of the trusty, and ctaketh away the understanding of the aged.

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dHe poureth contempt upon princes, and 10weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

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He e*discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the fshadow of death.

f ch. 34.22.
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He gincreaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and 11straiteneth them again.

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He htaketh 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.

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They igrope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to 12stagger like a drunken man.