Job 26
Holman Christian Standard BibleInternational Standard Version
1Then Job answered: 1In reply, Job responded:
2How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak! 2"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!
3How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained the path to success! 3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!
4Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your mouth? 4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"
5The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and all that inhabit them. 5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.
6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering. 6Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.
7He stretches the northern skies over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing. 7He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.
8He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight. 8"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.
9He obscures the view of His throne, spreading His cloud over it. 9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.
10He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. 10He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.
11The pillars that hold up the sky tremble, astounded at His rebuke. 11The pillars of the heavens 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 disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster.
13By His breath the heavens gained their beauty; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 13he clears the skies with his wind; his hands have 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? 14Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"
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