Job 26
Holman Christian Standard BibleNew International Version
1Then Job answered: 1Then Job replied:
2How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak! 2"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!
3How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained the path to success! 3What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!
4Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your mouth? 4Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?
5The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and all that inhabit them. 5"The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering. 6The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
7He stretches the northern skies over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing. 7He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
8He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight. 8He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
9He obscures the view of His throne, spreading His cloud over it. 9He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.
10He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. 10He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars that hold up the sky tremble, astounded at His rebuke. 11The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
12By His power He stirred the sea, and by His understanding He crushed Rahab. 12By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
13By His breath the heavens gained their beauty; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 13By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
14These are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the word we hear of Him! Who can understand His mighty thunder? 14And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"
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