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Job 12 - NIV


1 Then Job replied:


“Doubtless you are the only people who matter,
and wisdom will die with you!

3 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!

5 Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune
as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed,
and those who provoke God are secure—
those God has in his hand.[a]


“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;

8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.

9 Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?

10 In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.

11 Does not the ear test words
as the tongue tastes food?

12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?
Does not long life bring understanding?


“To God belong wisdom and power;
counsel and understanding are his.

14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt;
those he imprisons cannot be released.

15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought;
if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.

16 To him belong strength and insight;
both deceived and deceiver are his.

17 He leads rulers away stripped
and makes fools of judges.

18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings
and ties a loincloth[b] around their waist.

19 He leads priests away stripped
and overthrows officials long established.

20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers
and takes away the discernment of elders.

21 He pours contempt on nobles
and disarms the mighty.

22 He reveals the deep things of darkness
and brings utter darkness into the light.

23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and disperses them.

24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;
he makes them wander in a trackless waste.

25 They grope in darkness with no light;
he makes them stagger like drunkards.


a. Job 12:6 Or those whose god is in their own hand
b. Job 12:18 Or shackles of kingsand ties a belt

Sermons on Job 12 More sermons: Job 12

Thomas Swope avatar
The Difference Of Knowledge And Wisdom
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Mar, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 12: 1 – 25
Series: Job
Scripture: Job 12:1-25
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,074
Shawn Malloy avatar
Our Life or God's Life for us
Shared by: Shawn Malloy on Dec, 2013
Summary: Who's life are we living?
Series: Who's Life
Scripture: Job 12:10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 477
William  Wyne avatar
A Praise in Beginning a New Year
Shared by: William Wyne on Feb, 2013
Summary: This sermon encourages believers to look at the positive of a fresh start in a New Year.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 12:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,099
Howard Langford avatar
Year of Recovery
Shared by: Howard Langford on Jan, 2012
Summary: Life is full of struggle. Many people are either lost in transition or have a difficult time recovering from it.We will look at the life and struggle of Job and find the redemptive value of struggle
based on 8 ratings
Views: 1,520
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Lessons from the Animals
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Oct, 2010
Summary: The man of God (Job) tells us to ask the beasts and see what we could learn from them. Even animals can teach us spiritual character.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 8,780
Paul Carlson avatar
Even Great Faith Is Challenged by Criticism
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Feb, 2009
Summary: How should I respond to God’s greatness?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 12:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 504
Tom Shepard avatar
Who Has Wisdom? - Job Chapter Twelve
Shared by: Tom Shepard on May, 2007
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter twelve.
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:1-25
Views: 2,060
Amat Fernandez avatar
Shared by: Amat Fernandez on Jan, 2006
Summary: Dios creo a los animales, y uno de los mas fascinantes para estudiar es el Águila Americana.Los que confían en el Señor renovarán sus fuerzas; volarán como las águilas: correrán y no se fatigarán, caminarán y no se cansarán.
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:7-9
Views: 3,149
Ed Vasicek avatar
It's About God
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Apr, 2005
Summary: The answer to life’s meaning is not within us; it can be found only in a relationship with God. This sermon parallels & compliments Rick Warren’s "Purpose Driven Life" (ch.1-7) but is not a rehash. It takes the theme and looks at it from a different an
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,063
PHIL DYAR avatar
Shared by: PHIL DYAR on Aug, 2004
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:7-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 817
Dave Kinney avatar
Creation's Revelation of Intellegence
Shared by: Dave Kinney on May, 2004
Summary: The way that God has created everything we see and touch is a wonder. Let’s look at just a few areas of creation that ought to totally amaze us about God!
based on 53 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:7-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,893
Dana Chau avatar
Answering Anger
Shared by: Dana Chau on Nov, 2003
Summary: Learn to resolve the emotion of anger
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:1-14:22
Denomination: *other
Views: 759
Joel De Wild avatar
Like An Eagle
Shared by: Joel De Wild on Aug, 2002
Summary: We can learn spiritual lessons through nature. Especially in the life of an eagle.
based on 263 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:7-9
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 31,230
John Kapteyn avatar
Contempt For Misfortune
Shared by: John Kapteyn on Oct, 2000
Summary: The problem with saying the right thing at the wrong time when we minister to the suffering.
based on 49 ratings
Scripture: Job 12:1-13:5
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,389