Job 26
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Job’s Reply to Bildad

1Then Job replied:

2“How you have helped the powerless!

How you have saved the person who has no strength!

3How you have advised the one without wisdom,

and abundantly revealed your insight!

4To whom did you utter these words?

And whose spirit has come forth from your mouth?

A Better Description of God’s Greatness

5“The dead tremble –

those beneath the waters

and all that live in them.

6The underworld is naked before God;

the place of destruction lies uncovered.

7He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;

he suspends the earth on nothing.

8He locks the waters in his clouds,

and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them.

9He conceals the face of the full moon,

shrouding it with his clouds.

10He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters

as a boundary between light and darkness.

11The pillars of the heavens tremble

and are amazed at his rebuke.

12By his power he stills the sea;

by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.

13By his breath the skies became fair;

his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

14Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways!

How faint is the whisper we hear of him!

But who can understand the thunder of his power?”

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