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Job 12

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

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain