Job 12:12-25 - Wisdom Comes From God

12 With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding.

13 With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. 14 Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. 15 Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. 16 With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. 17 Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. 18 The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. 19 Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. 20 Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. 21 Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. 22 Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. 23 Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them. 24 Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way! 25 They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.