Job Part 12 of 42
1 Then Job answered,
Come on, stand up for yourself dude.
2 “No doubt, but you are the people,
and wisdom shall die with you.
Wisdom cannot die if shared with other. Wisdom not shared is wasted.
3 But I have understanding as well as you;
I am not inferior to you.
Yes, who doesn’t know such things as these?
4 I am like one who is a joke to his neighbor,
I, who called on God, and he answered.
The just, the blameless man is a joke.
5 In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune.
It is ready for them whose foot slips.
6 The tents of robbers prosper.
Those who provoke God are secure,
who carry their God in their hands.
So you have a hard day and then you’re ready to believe the whole world including God has turned against you? No wonder you’re a believer.
7 “But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you;
the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.
8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you.
The fish of the sea shall declare to you.
I suppose if you believe in burning bushes, there’s nothing to stop you believing in all these things as well.
9 Who doesn’t know that in all these,
the hand of Yahweh has done this,
10 in whose hand is the life of every living thing,
and the breath of all mankind?
If the bible is to be believed, then yes, this is true. But… it isn’t!
11 Doesn’t the ear try words,
even as the palate tastes its food?
The equivalent of palate, tastes and food, would be ear, hear and words. Not ‘try’! Moron.
12 With aged men is wisdom,
in length of days understanding.
Age does not bring wisdom, it just allows it. If you don’t accumulate it and use it, then age only brings death.
13 “With God is wisdom and might.
He has counsel and understanding.
If he actually had wisdom, would he have killed so many people when he clearly doesn’t have to?
14 Behold, he breaks down, and it can’t be built again.
He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
No forgiveness? One minute he is forgiving and the next you say he isn’t. Make up your mind.
15 Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up.
Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
All the while killing innocents.
16 With him is strength and wisdom.
The deceived and the deceiver are his.
He made both. He allows both. He kills both.
17 He leads counselors away stripped.
He makes judges fools.
18 He loosens the bond of kings.
He binds their waist with a belt.
19 He leads priests away stripped,
and overthrows the mighty.
Not very caring of him.
20 He removes the speech of those who are trusted,
and takes away the understanding of the elders.
21 He pours contempt on princes,
and loosens the belt of the strong.
22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness,
and brings out to light the shadow of death.
23 He increases the nations, and he destroys them.
He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.
Toying with them, cruel bastard that he is.
24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth,
and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
Instead of allowing them to look after their people with wisdom and caring, he takes it away and they are all troubled.
25 They grope in the dark without light.
He makes them stagger like a drunken man.
All the while probably giggling like a fool getting his jollies pulling the wings off flies.