Job 26:11
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English Standard Version
The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.

King James Bible
The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

American Standard Version
The pillars of heaven tremble And are astonished at his rebuke.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The pillars of heaven tremble, and dread at his beck.

English Revised Version
The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his rebuke.

Webster's Bible Translation
The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 - The shades are put to pain

Deep under the waters and their inhabitants.

6 Shel is naked before him,

And the abyss hath no covering.

7 He stretched the northern sky over the emptiness;

He hung the earth upon nothing.

Bildad has extolled God's majestic, awe-inspiring rule in the heights of heaven, His immediate surrounding; Job continues the strain, and celebrates the extension of this rule, even to the depths of the lower world. The operation of the majesty of the heavenly Ruler extends even to the realm of shades; the sea with the multitude of its inhabitants forms no barrier between God and the realm of shades; the marrowless, bloodless phantoms or shades below writhe like a woman in travail as often as this majesty is felt by them, as, perhaps, by the raging of the sea or the quaking of the earth. On רפאים, which also occurs in Phoenician inscriptions, vid., Psychol. S. 409; the book of Job corresponds with Psalm 88:11 in the use of this appellation. The sing. is not רפאי (whence רפאים, as the name of a people), but רפא (רפה), which signifies both giants or heroes of colossal stature (from רפה equals Arab. rafu‛a, to be high), and the relaxed (from רפה, to be loose, like Arab. rafa'a, to soften, to soothe), i.e., those who are bodiless in the state after death (comp. חלּה, Isaiah 14:10, to be weakened, i.e., placed in the condition of a rapha). It is a question whether יחוללוּ be Pilel (Ges.) or Pulal (Olsh.); the Pul., indeed, signifies elsewhere to be brought forth with writing (Job 15:7); it can, however, just as well signify to be put in pain. On account of the reference implied in it to a higher causation here at the commencement of the speech, the Pul. is more appropriate than the Pil.; and the pausal , which is often found elsewhere with Hithpael (Hithpal.), Psalm 88:14; Job 33:5, but never with Piel (Pil.), proves that the form is intended to be regarded as passive.

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pillars

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Psalm 18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

Haggai 2:21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

Hebrews 12:26,27 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven...

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise...

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

are astonished

Job 15:15 Behold, he puts no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:8
"Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations of the heavens trembled and quaked, because he was angry.

Job 26:10
He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Job 26:12
By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.

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