KJV JOB12 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJOB11.htm JOB13.htm
12:1 And Job [H347] answered [H6030] and said [H559] ,
12:2 No doubt [H551] but ye [are] the people [H5971] , and wisdom [H2451] shall die [H4191] with you.
12:3 But [H1571] I have understanding [H3824] as well as you; I [am] not inferior [H5307] to you: yea, who knoweth not such things [H3644] as these?(understanding: Heb. an heart)(I am: Heb. I fall not lower than you)(who: Heb. with whom are not such as these?)
12:4 I am [as] one mocked [H7814] of his neighbour [H7453] , who calleth [H7121] upon God [H433] , and he answereth [H6030] him: the just [H6662] upright [H8549] [man is] laughed to scorn [H7814] .
12:5 He that is ready [H3559] to slip [H4571] with [his] feet [H7272] [is as] a lamp [H3940] despised [H937] in the thought [H6248] of him that is at ease [H7600] .
12:6 The tabernacles [H168] of robbers [H7703] prosper [H7951] , and they that provoke [H7264] God [H410] are secure [H987] ; into whose hand [H3027] God [H433] bringeth [H935] [abundantly].
12:7 But [H199] ask [H7592] now the beasts [H929] , and they shall teach [H3384] thee; and the fowls [H5775] of the air [H8064] , and they shall tell [H5046] thee:
12:8 Or speak [H7878] to the earth [H776] , and it shall teach [H3384] thee: and the fishes [H1709] of the sea [H3220] shall declare [H5608] unto thee.
12:9 Who knoweth [H3045] not in all these that the hand [H3027] of the LORD [H3068] hath wrought [H6213] this?
12:10 In whose hand [H3027] [is] the soul [H5315] of every living thing [H2416] , and the breath [H7307] of all mankind [H376] [H1320] .(soul: or, life)(all: Heb. all flesh of man)
12:11 Doth not the ear [H241] try [H974] words [H4405] ? and the mouth [H2441] taste [H2938] his meat [H400] ?(mouth: Heb. palate)
12:12 With the ancient [H3453] [is] wisdom [H2451] ; and in length [H753] of days [H3117] understanding [H8394] .
12:13 With him [is] wisdom [H2451] and strength [H1369] , he hath counsel [H6098] and understanding [H8394] .(With: that is, With God)
12:14 Behold, he breaketh down [H2040] , and it cannot be built again [H1129] : he shutteth up [H5462] a man [H376] , and there can be no opening [H6605] .(up: Heb. upon)
12:15 Behold, he withholdeth [H6113] the waters [H4325] , and they dry up [H3001] : also he sendeth them out [H7971] , and they overturn [H2015] the earth [H776] .
12:16 With him [is] strength [H5797] and wisdom [H8454] : the deceived [H7683] and the deceiver [H7686] [are] his.
12:17 He leadeth [H3212] counsellors [H3289] away spoiled [H7758] , and maketh the judges [H8199] fools [H1984] .
12:18 He looseth [H6605] the bond [H4148] of kings [H4428] , and girdeth [H631] their loins [H4975] with a girdle [H232] .
12:19 He leadeth [H3212] princes [H3548] away spoiled [H7758] , and overthroweth [H5557] the mighty [H386] .
12:20 He removeth away [H5493] the speech [H8193] of the trusty [H539] , and taketh away [H3947] the understanding [H2940] of the aged [H2205] .(speech: Heb. lip of the faithful)
12:21 He poureth [H8210] contempt [H937] upon princes [H5081] , and weakeneth [H7503] the strength [H4206] of the mighty [H650] .(weakeneth: or, looseth the girdle of the strong)
12:22 He discovereth [H1540] deep things [H6013] out of darkness [H2822] , and bringeth out [H3318] to light [H216] the shadow of death [H6757] .
12:23 He increaseth [H7679] the nations [H1471] , and destroyeth [H6] them: he enlargeth [H7849] the nations [H1471] , and straiteneth [H5148] them [again].(straiteneth: Heb. leadeth in)
12:24 He taketh away [H5493] the heart [H3820] of the chief [H7218] of the people [H5971] of the earth [H776] , and causeth them to wander [H8582] in a wilderness [H8414] [where there is] no way [H1870] .
12:25 They grope [H4959] in the dark [H2822] without light [H216] , and he maketh them to stagger [H8582] like [a] drunken [H7910] [man].(stagger: Heb. wander)