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Job 12


Job 12:1 Then Job responded,
Job 12:2 "Truly then you are the people, And with you wisdom will die!
Job 12:3 "But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these?
Job 12:4 "I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke.
Job 12:5 "He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip.
Job 12:6 "The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.
Job 12:7 "But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Job 12:8 "Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Job 12:9 "Who among all these does not know That the hand of the Lord has done this,
Job 12:10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
Job 12:11 "Does not the ear test words, As the palate tastes its food?
Job 12:12 "Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.
Job 12:13 "With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.
Job 12:14 "Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
Job 12:15 "Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth.
Job 12:16 "With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
Job 12:17 "He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.
Job 12:18 "He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle.
Job 12:19 "He makes priests walk barefoot And overthrows the secure ones.
Job 12:20 "He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.
Job 12:21 "He pours contempt on nobles And loosens the belt of the strong.
Job 12:22 "He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light.
Job 12:23 "He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
Job 12:24 "He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
Job 12:25 "They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.


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Job 12:1 And Job answered and said, Job 12:1 Then Job responded, Job 12:1 ὑπολαβὼν δὲ Ιωβ λέγει
Job 12:2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. Job 12:2 "Truly then you are the people, And with you wisdom will die! Job 12:2 εἶτα ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἄνθρωποι ἦ μεθ᾽ ὑμῶν τελευτήσει σοφία
Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these? Job 12:3 "But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these? Job 12:3 κἀμοὶ μὲν καρδία καθ᾽ ὑμᾶς ἐστιν
Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. Job 12:4 "I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke. Job 12:4 δίκαιος γὰρ ἀνὴρ καὶ ἄμεμπτος ἐγενήθη εἰς χλεύασμα
Job 12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. Job 12:5 "He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip. Job 12:5 εἰς χρόνον γὰρ τακτὸν ἡτοίμαστο πεσεῖν ὑπὸ ἄλλους οἴκους τε αὐτοῦ ἐκπορθεῖσθαι ὑπὸ ἀνόμων
Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly. Job 12:6 "The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power. Job 12:6 οὐ μὴν δὲ ἀλλὰ μηδεὶς πεποιθέτω πονηρὸς ὢν ἀθῷος ἔσεσθαι ὅσοι παροργίζουσιν τὸν κύριον ὡς οὐχὶ καὶ ἔτασις αὐτῶν ἔσται
Job 12:7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Job 12:7 "But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you. Job 12:7 ἀλλὰ δὴ ἐπερώτησον τετράποδα ἐάν σοι εἴπωσιν πετεινὰ δὲ οὐρανοῦ ἐάν σοι ἀπαγγείλωσιν
Job 12:8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Job 12:8 "Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you. Job 12:8 ἐκδιήγησαι δὲ γῇ ἐάν σοι φράσῃ καὶ ἐξηγήσονταί σοι οἱ ἰχθύες τῆς θαλάσσης
Job 12:9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? Job 12:9 "Who among all these does not know That the hand of the Lord has done this, Job 12:9 τίς οὐκ ἔγνω ἐν πᾶσι τούτοις ὅτι χεὶρ κυρίου ἐποίησεν ταῦτα
Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? Job 12:10 εἰ μὴ ἐν χειρὶ αὐτοῦ ψυχὴ πάντων τῶν ζώντων καὶ πνεῦμα παντὸς ἀνθρώπου
Job 12:11 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? Job 12:11 "Does not the ear test words, As the palate tastes its food? Job 12:11 οὖς μὲν γὰρ ῥήματα διακρίνει λάρυγξ δὲ σῖτα γεύεται
Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. Job 12:12 "Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding. Job 12:12 ἐν πολλῷ χρόνῳ σοφία ἐν δὲ πολλῷ βίῳ ἐπιστήμη
Job 12:13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding. Job 12:13 "With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding. Job 12:13 παρ᾽ αὐτῷ σοφία καὶ δύναμις αὐτῷ βουλὴ καὶ σύνεσις
Job 12:14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. Job 12:14 "Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release. Job 12:14 ἐὰν καταβάλῃ τίς οἰκοδομήσει ἐὰν κλείσῃ κατὰ ἀνθρώπων τίς ἀνοίξει
Job 12:15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth. Job 12:15 "Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth. Job 12:15 ἐὰν κωλύσῃ τὸ ὥδωρ ξηρανεῖ τὴν γῆν ἐὰν δὲ ἐπαφῇ ἀπώλεσεν αὐτὴν καταστρέψας
Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. Job 12:16 "With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him. Job 12:16 παρ᾽ αὐτῷ κράτος καὶ ἰσχύς αὐτῷ ἐπιστήμη καὶ σύνεσις
Job 12:17 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools. Job 12:17 "He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges. Job 12:17 διάγων βουλευτὰς αἰχμαλώτους κριτὰς δὲ γῆς ἐξέστησεν
Job 12:18 He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle. Job 12:18 "He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle. Job 12:18 καθιζάνων βασιλεῖς ἐπὶ θρόνους καὶ περιέδησεν ζώνῃ ὀσφύας αὐτῶν
Job 12:19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty. Job 12:19 "He makes priests walk barefoot And overthrows the secure ones. Job 12:19 ἐξαποστέλλων ἱερεῖς αἰχμαλώτους δυνάστας δὲ γῆς κατέστρεψεν
Job 12:20 He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged. Job 12:20 "He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders. Job 12:20 διαλλάσσων χείλη πιστῶν σύνεσιν δὲ πρεσβυτέρων ἔγνω
Job 12:21 He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. Job 12:21 "He pours contempt on nobles And loosens the belt of the strong. Job 12:21 ἐκχέων ἀτιμίαν ἐπ᾽ ἄρχοντας ταπεινοὺς δὲ ἰάσατο
Job 12:22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. Job 12:22 "He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light. Job 12:22 ἀνακαλύπτων βαθέα ἐκ σκότους ἐξήγαγεν δὲ εἰς φῶς σκιὰν θανάτου
Job 12:23 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. Job 12:23 "He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away. Job 12:23 πλανῶν ἔθνη καὶ ἀπολλύων αὐτά καταστρωννύων ἔθνη καὶ καθοδηγῶν αὐτά
Job 12:24 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. Job 12:24 "He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people And makes them wander in a pathless waste. Job 12:24 διαλλάσσων καρδίας ἀρχόντων γῆς ἐπλάνησεν δὲ αὐτοὺς ὁδῷ ᾗ οὐκ ᾔδεισαν
Job 12:25 They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man. Job 12:25 "They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man. Job 12:25 ψηλαφήσαισαν σκότος καὶ μὴ φῶς πλανηθείησαν δὲ ὥσπερ ὁ μεθύων

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