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And Iob answered, and sayd,
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No doubt but ye are the people, and wisedome shall die with you.
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But I haue vnderstanding as well as you, I am not inferiour to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
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I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth vpon God, and he answereth him: the iust vpright man is laughed to scorne.
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He that is ready to slippe with his feet, is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
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The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that prouoke God are secure, into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
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But aske now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;
and the foules of the aire, and they shall tell thee.
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Or speake to the earth, and it shall teach thee;
and the fishes of the sea shall declare vnto thee.
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Who knoweth not in all these, that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?
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In whose hand is the soule of euery liuing thing, and the breath of all mankinde.
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Doeth not the eare trie wordes?
And the mouth taste his meate?
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With the ancient is wisedome, and in length of dayes, vnderstanding.
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With him is wisedome & strength, he hath counsell and vnderstanding.
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Behold, he breaketh downe, and it cannot be built againe: hee shutteth vp a man, and there can be no opening.
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Behold, hee withholdeth the waters, and they drie vp: also hee sendeth them out, and they ouerturne the earth.
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With him is strength & wisedome: the deceiued, and the deceiuer, are his.
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He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the Iudges fooles.
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He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loines with a girdle.
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He leadeth Princes away spoiled, and ouerthroweth the mightie.
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He remooueth away the speech of the trustie, and taketh away the vnderstanding of the aged.
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He powreth contempt vpon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mightie.
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Hee discouereth deepe things out of darkenesse, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
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He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: hee inlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them againe.
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He taketh away the heart of the chiefe of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wildernes where there is no way.
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They grope in the darke without light, and hee maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.