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Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by tah, May 14, 2005.

  1. tah

    tah New Member

    could you guys (christians) please tell me what is meant by "In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind." job 12:10. could you giev me a full answer. i need to know for my RE EXAM. thank you. t.b
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  2. The Midge

    The Midge Towel Bearer

    You can find out a lot by reading the context: (NIV Quoted)

    Job 12:1 Then Job replied:
    Job 12:2 "Doubtless you are the people,
    and wisdom will die with you!
    Job 12:3 But I have a mind as well as you;
    I am not inferior to you.
    Who does not know all these things?
    Job 12:4 "I have become a laughingstock to my friends,
    though I called upon God and he answered—
    a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
    Job 12:5 Men at ease have contempt for misfortune
    as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
    Job 12:6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed,
    and those who provoke God are secure—
    those who carry their god in their hands.
    Job 12:7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
    or the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
    Job 12:8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
    or let the fish of the sea inform you.
    Job 12:9 Which of all these does not know
    that the hand of the LORD has done this?
    Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every creature
    and the breath of all mankind.
    Job 12:11 Does not the ear test words
    as the tongue tastes food?
    Job 12:12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?
    Does not long life bring understanding?
    Job 12:13 "To God belong wisdom and power;
    counsel and understanding are his.
    Job 12:14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt;
    the man he imprisons cannot be released.
    Job 12:15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought;
    if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.
    Job 12:16 To him belong strength and victory;
    both deceived and deceiver are his.
    Job 12:17 He leads counselors away stripped
    and makes fools of judges.
    Job 12:18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings
    and ties a loincloth around their waist.
    Job 12:19 He leads priests away stripped
    and overthrows men long established.
    Job 12:20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers
    and takes away the discernment of elders.
    Job 12:21 He pours contempt on nobles
    and disarms the mighty.
    [/BIBLE] etc.

    Soem back ground on the type of book and literature etc follows...
  3. The Midge

    The Midge Towel Bearer

    That should keep you going for a bit.
  4. tdcharles

    tdcharles Ora et labora

    Job 12:7-11 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

    Animals are creations of God. But we are created as the animals are, so we are also subjects of God. The deeper meaning of the chapter is that God is the creator and ruler of everything, even if those who have power and money often don't deserve it.
  5. tah

    tah New Member

    Guys; dont explain it to the MAX! If you could; can u explain it in GCSE Level standard; its gonna be like a 6 mark question?
  6. Arthra

    Arthra Baha'i

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    "In Whose Hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind." job 12:10

    We're in God's hand. The life of all mankind is in the Hand of God.