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World English Bible

Job 12 (WEBP)

[1] Then Job answered,
[2] “No doubt, but you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
[3] But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn’t know such things as these?
[4] I am like one who is a joke to his neighbor, I, who called on God, and he answered. The just, the blameless man is a joke.
[5] In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.
[6] The tents of robbers prosper. Those who provoke God are secure, who carry their god in their hands.
[7] “But ask the animals now, and they will teach you; the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
[8] Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you. The fish of the sea will declare to you.
[9] Who doesn’t know that in all these, Yahweh’s hand has done this,
[10] in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?
[11] Doesn’t the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?
[12] With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.
[13] “With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding.
[14] Behold, he breaks down, and it can’t be built again. He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
[15] Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
[16] With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.
[17] He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.
[18] He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.
[19] He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.
[20] He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.
[21] He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.
[22] He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death.
[23] He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.
[24] He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
[25] They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 12 (KJVS)

[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 () counsellors () 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].

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 12 (YLT)

[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.