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Job answers his friends


12:1 And Job answered and said,
12:2 No doubt but ya’ll are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yet, who doesn’t know such things as these?
12:4 I am a laughing stock to his friends, who calls upon Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
, and He answers him: the just, the upright one is a mockery.
12:5 A flaming brand despised in the thoughts of him who [feels] secure, [it is] ready for those [with] slipping feet.
12:6 The tents of robbers are at ease, and those provoking Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
secure; to whoever Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
brings into his hand.

Job acknowledges God’s omnipotence


12:7 But now please ask the animals, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they shall tell you:
12:8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you: and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
12:9 Who of
all these doesn’t know that the hand of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has done this?
12:10 [In] whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
12:11 Doesn’t the ear try words? and the mouth taste his food for itself?
12:12 With the aged is wisdom; and
understanding in length of days .
12:13 With Him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.
12:14 See, he breaks down, and no one builds: He shuts up a man, and no one opens.
12:15 Look, he holds back the waters, and they dry up:
He also sends them out, and they overflow the earth.
12:16 With Him [is] strength and sound wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are His.
12:17 He causes wise men to go stripped, and He makes the judges fools.
12:18 He looses the bond of kings, and binds their loins with a girdle.
12:19 He leads priests go away stripped, and He overthrows the mighty.
12:20 turning away the speech of the trusted men, and He takes away the understanding of the aged.
12:21 He pours scorn on nobles, and weakens the strength of the mighty.
12:22 revealing deep things out of darkness, and He brings to light the shadow of death.
12:23 He gives greatness to the nations, and He destroys them; spreading out the nations, and leads them out.
12:24 He takes away the heart of the heads of the people of the earth, and He causes them to wander in a wilderness with no path.
12:25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

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