Job 12:2
12:2 No doubt but ye [are] the people, and {a} wisdom shall die
     with you.

     (a) Because you do not feel what you speak, you think the
         whole stands in words, and so flatter yourselves as
         though no one else knew anything, or could know except

Job 12:4
12:4 I am {b} [as] one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon
     God, and he {c} answereth him: the just upright [man is]
     laughed to scorn.

     (b) He reproves his friends for two faults: one, that they
         thought they had better knowledge than they did: and
         the other, that instead of true consolation, they
         derided and despised their friend in his adversity.
     (c) Who being a mocker and a wicked man, thinks that no man
         is in God's favour but he, because he has all things
         that he desires.

Job 12:5
12:5 {d} He that is ready to slip with [his] feet [is as] a lamp
     despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

     (d) As the rich do not esteem a light or torch that goes
         out, so he despised he that falls from prosperity to

Job 12:7
12:7 But ask now the beasts, {e} and they shall teach thee; and
     the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

     (e) He declares to them that disputed against him, that
         their wisdom is common to all, and such as the very
         brute beasts teach daily.

Job 12:11
12:11 Doth not the ear {f} try words? and the mouth taste his

      (f) He exhorts them to be wise in judging, and as well to
          know the right use of their God-given ears, as well as
          their mouths.

Job 12:12
12:12 With the {g} ancient [is] wisdom; and in length of days

      (g) Though men by age and continuance of time attain
          wisdom, yet it is not comparable to God's wisdom, nor
          able to comprehend his judgments, in which he answers
          to that which was alleged, @Job 8:8.

Job 12:16
12:16 With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived and the
      {h} deceiver [are] his.

      (h) He shows that there is nothing done in this world
          without God's will and ordinance, else he would not be

Job 12:18
12:18 {i} He looseth {k} the bond of kings, and girdeth their
      loins with a girdle.

      (i) He takes wisdom from them.
      (k) He abates the humour of princes, and brings them into
          the subjection of others.

Job 12:20
12:20 He removeth away the speech of the {l} trusty, and taketh
      away the understanding of the aged.

      (l) He causes their words to have no credit, which is when
          he will punish sin.

Job 12:23
12:23 He {m} increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he
      enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them [again].

      (m) In this discourse of God's wonderful works, Job shows
          that whatever is done in this world both in the order
          and change of things, is by God's will and
          appointment, in which he declares that he thinks well
          of God, and is able to set forth his power in words as
          they that reasoned against him were.

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