The second round of debates
Job's superiority complex in the matter of knowing God
Job answered and said,
then you are the people,
And wisdom will die with you.
also have understanding as you do;
I am not inferior to you.
And who does not know things like these?
have become a laughingstock to 1my
I, who have called out to God and He answers 2me
The righteous man, the perfect man, is a alaughingstock
is contempt for calamity in the thought of him who is at ease:
It is prepared for those whose foot slips.
tents of robbers prosper,
And those who provoke God have security,
Those who carry their
god in their own 1might
ask now of the beasts, and they will ateach
And of the birds of heaven, and they will tell you.
speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will declare to you.
among all these does not know
That the hand of Jehovah has done this,
whose hand is the 1alife
of every living thing
And the breath of all flesh of man?
not the ear atry
Even as the palate tastes food for itself?
aged men, you say
, there is wisdom,
And in length of days there is understanding.
with Him are awisdom
Counsel and understanding are His.
, He breaks down, and it cannot be rebuilt;
He shuts a man up, and the door
cannot be opened.
, He withholds the awaters
, and they dry up;
And He bsends
them forth, and they overturn the earth.
Him are strength and effectual wisdom;
The deceived and the deceiver are His.
And He makes fools of judges.
loosens the fetters of kings
And binds their loins with a belt.
leads priests away stripped,
And He overturns dignitaries.
removes the utterance of the trusty
And takes away the counsel of the elders.
pours contempt upon the princes
And loosens the belt of the strong.
uncovers the depths out of darkness
to light the shadow of death.
makes nations great and destroys them;
He expands nations and leads them off.
removes the understanding of the heads of the people of the earth
And causes them to wander in a pathless waste.
grope in darkness, and there is no light;
And He causes them to stagger like a drunken man.