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Job 12:7-12 World English Bible (WEB)

“But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you;
    the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you.
    The fish of the sea shall declare to you.
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.

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Job 12:7-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
“Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
“Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
11 “Does not the ear test words,
As the palate [a]tastes its food?
12 “Wisdom is with aged men,
With [b]long life is understanding.


  1. Job 12:11 Lit tastes food for itself
  2. Job 12:12 Lit length of days
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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