Job 26
Holman Christian Standard BibleEnglish Standard Version
1Then Job answered: 1Then Job answered and said:
2How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak! 2“How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
3How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained the path to success! 3How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
4Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your mouth? 4With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you?
5The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and all that inhabit them. 5The dead tremble under the waters and their inhabitants.
6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering. 6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
7He stretches the northern skies over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing. 7He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.
8He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight. 8He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them.
9He obscures the view of His throne, spreading His cloud over it. 9He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.
10He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. 10He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars that hold up the sky tremble, astounded at His rebuke. 11The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.
12By His power He stirred the sea, and by His understanding He crushed Rahab. 12By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
13By His breath the heavens gained their beauty; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 13By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
14These are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the word we hear of Him! Who can understand His mighty thunder? 14Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?”
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