7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 12:7

Commentary on Job 12:6-11

(Read Job 12:6-11)

Job appeals to facts. The most audacious robbers, oppressors, and impious wretches, often prosper. Yet this is not by fortune or chance; the Lord orders these things. Worldly prosperity is of small value in his sight: he has better things for his children. Job resolves all into the absolute proprietorship which God has in all the creatures. He demands from his friends liberty to judge of what they had said; he appeals to any fair judgment.