Job 26
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1In reply, Job responded:1But Job answered and said,
2"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!2How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?
3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!3How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"4To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?
5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.5Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
6Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.6Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
7He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.7He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
8"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.8He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.9He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.
10He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.10He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.11The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
12By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 12He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.
13he clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent.13By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked 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?"14Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
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