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Job 12:3-5 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

But I have understanding as well as you, and am not inferior unto you: yea, who knoweth not such things?

I am [a]as one mocked of his neighbor, who calleth upon God, and he [b]heareth him: the just and the upright is laughed to scorn.

[c]He that is ready to fall, is as a lamp despised in the opinion of the rich.


  1. Job 12:4 He reproveth these his friends of two faults: the one that they thought they had better knowledge than indeed they had: and the other, that instead of true consolation, they did deride and despise their friend in his adversity.
  2. Job 12:4 The which neighbor being a mocker and a wicked man, thinketh that no man is in God’s favor but he, because he hath all things that he desireth.
  3. Job 12:5 As the rich esteem not a light, or torch that goeth out, so is he despised that falleth from prosperity to adversity.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Job 12:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

But I have a mind as well as you;
    I am not inferior to you.
    Who does not know all these things?

“I have become a laughingstock to my friends,
    though I called on God and he answered
    a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune
    as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

New International Version (NIV)

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