1 Then Job answered and said:
and wisdom will die with you.
I am not inferior to you.
Who does not know such things as these?
I, who called to God and he answered me,
a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.
it is ready for those whose feet slip.
and those who provoke God are secure,
who bring their god in their hand.a
the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;
and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
and the breath of all mankind.
as the palate tastes food?
and understanding in length of days.
he has counsel and understanding.
if he shuts a man in, none can open.
if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
the deceived and the deceiver are his.
and judges he makes fools.
and binds a waistcloth on their hips.
and overthrows the mighty.
and takes away the discernment of the elders.
and loosens the belt of the strong.
and brings deep darkness to light.
he enlarges nations, and leads them away.
and makes them wander in a trackless waste.
and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.
Job, 12 chapter. English Standard Version.