Job 26
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1In reply, Job responded:1Then Job answered and said:
2"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!2“How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!3How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"4With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you?
5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.5The dead tremble under the waters and their inhabitants.
6Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
7He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.7He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.
8"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.8He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them.
9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.9He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.
10He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.10He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.11The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.
12By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 12By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
13he clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent.13By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
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?"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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