“But just ask the animals, and have them teach you;
And the birds of the sky, and have them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and have it teach you;
And have the fish of the sea tell you.
Who among all these does not know
That (A)the hand of the Lord has done this,
10 (B)In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And (C)the breath of all mankind?
11 Does (D)the ear not put words to the test,
As the palate [a]tastes its food?
12 Wisdom is with the (E)aged,
And with [b]long life comes understanding.

Job Speaks of the Power of God

13 (F)Wisdom and (G)might are with Him;
Advice and (H)understanding belong to Him.
14 Behold, He (I)tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt;
He [c](J)imprisons a person, and [d]there is no release.
15 Behold, He (K)restrains the waters, and they dry up;
And He (L)sends them out, and they [e]inundate the earth.
16 Strength and sound wisdom are with Him.
One who (M)goes astray and one who leads astray belong to Him.
17 He makes (N)advisers walk [f]barefoot
And makes fools of (O)judges.

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  1. Job 12:11 Lit tastes food for itself
  2. Job 12:12 Lit length of days
  3. Job 12:14 Lit shuts against
  4. Job 12:14 Lit it is not opened
  5. Job 12:15 Lit overturn
  6. Job 12:17 Or stripped

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