3 But I have bunderstanding as well as you;
Who does not know csuch things as these?
4 I am da laughingstock to my friends;
I, who ecalled to God and he answered me,
5 In the thought of one who is fat ease there is contempt for misfortune;
6 gThe tents of robbers are at peace,
who bring their god in their hand.1
8 or the bushes of the earth,2 and they will teach you;
that hthe hand of the Lord has done this?
10 In ihis hand is the life of every living thing
11 Does not jthe ear test words
12 Wisdom is with kthe aged,
if he mshuts a man in, none can open.
15 If he nwithholds the waters, they dry up;
if he osends them out, they overwhelm the land.
16 With him are strength and psound wisdom;
17 He leads qcounselors away stripped,
and rjudges he makes fools.
18 He slooses the bonds of kings
tand takes away the discernment of the elders.
21 He upours contempt on princes
22 He vuncovers the deeps out of darkness
and brings wdeep darkness to light.
23 He xmakes nations great, and he destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and yleads them away.
and zmakes them wander in a trackless waste.
25 They agrope in the dark without light,
and he makes them bstagger like a drunken man.