Job 12:24
Good News Translation
He makes their leaders foolish and lets them wander confused and lost;

Contemporary English Version
God strikes their rulers senseless, then leaves them to roam through barren deserts,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.

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He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.

He taketh

Job 12:20 He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

Job 17:4 Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. . . .

Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold the Lord will ascend upon a swift cloud, and will enter into Egypt, and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst thereof.

Daniel 4:16,33 Then Daniel, whose name was Baltassar, began silently to think within himself for about one hour: and his thought troubled him. But the king answering, said: Baltassar, let not the dream and the interpretation thereof trouble thee. Baltassar answered, and said: My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thy enemies. . . .

Hosea 7:11 And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

and causeth

Psalm 107:4,40 They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation. . . .

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

, to describe the chaotic state of the earth at the creation.)

Context
Job Responds to Zophar
23He multiplieth nations, and destroyeth them, and restoreth them again after they were overthrown. 24He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.25They shall grope as in the dark, and not in the light, and he shall make them stagger like men that are drunk.…
Cross References
Job 12:20
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

Psalm 107:40
Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.

Additional Translations
He deprives the earth's leaders of reason, and makes them wander a trackless wasteland.He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

He taketh away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Perplexing the minds of the princes of the earth: and he causes them to wander in a way, they have not known, saying,

He taketh away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste.

He taketh away the heart of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

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.

Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way!
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