Job 26:2
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New International Version
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!

King James Bible
How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?

Darby Bible Translation
How hast thou helped the powerless; how saved the arm that is without strength!

World English Bible
"How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!

Young's Literal Translation
What -- thou hast helped the powerless, Saved an arm not strong!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

How hast thou helped him - This seems a species of irony. How wonderfully hast thou counselled the unskilful and strengthened the weak! Alas for you! ye could not give what ye did not possess! In this way the Chaldee understood these verses: "Why hast thou pretended to give succor, when thou art without strength? And save, while thy arm is weak? Why hast thou given counsel, when thou art without understanding? And supposest that thou hast shown the very essence of wisdom?"

Job 26:2, 3That is, to the man totally deprived of strength, power, and wisdom.

"Ye that rejoice (ללא דבר lelo dabar) in nothing."

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how has thou (Bildad had produced no argument to refute Job's doctrine; and therefore Job ironically admires the assistance which Bildad had given to his friends in their extremity, and the instruction he had afforded him in his perplexity.)

Job 12:2 No doubt but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

1 Kings 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing...

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Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands...

Job 6:25 How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?

Job 16:4,5 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you...

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Isaiah 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge...

Isaiah 41:5-7 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came...

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Mosaic Cosmogony.
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
Objection 1: It would seem that the virtues of heaven will not be moved when our Lord shall come. For the virtues of heaven can de. note only the blessed angels. Now immobility is essential to blessedness. Therefore it will be impossible for them to be moved. Objection 2: Further, ignorance is the cause of wonder (Metaph. i, 2). Now ignorance, like fear, is far from the angels, for as Gregory says (Dial. iv, 33; Moral. ii, 3), "what do they not see, who see Him Who sees all." Therefore it will be
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Christian Perfection
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." Phil. 3:12. 1. There is scarce any expression in Holy Writ which has given more offence than this. The word perfect is what many cannot bear. The very sound of it is an abomination to them. And whosoever preaches perfection (as the phrase is,) that is, asserts that it is attainable in this life, runs great hazard of being accounted by them worse than a heathen man or a publican. 2. And hence some have advised, wholly to lay aside
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Of Creation
Heb. xi. 3.--"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."--Gen. i. 1. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." We are come down from the Lord's purposes and decrees to the execution of them, which is partly in the works of creation and partly in the works of providence. The Lord having resolved upon it to manifest his own glory did in that due and predeterminate time apply his
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 6:11
"What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?

Job 6:12
Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?

Job 6:13
Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?

Job 26:1
Then Job replied:

Job 26:3
What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!

Psalm 71:9
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.

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