Job 26
International Standard VersionNew American Standard Bible 1995
1In reply, Job responded:1Then Job responded,
2"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!2"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength!
3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!3"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!
4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"4"To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?
5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.5"The departed spirits tremble Under the waters and their inhabitants.
6Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.6"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering.
7He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.7"He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.
8"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.8"He wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them.
9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.9"He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.
10He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.10"He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters At the boundary of light and darkness.
11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.11"The pillars of heaven tremble And are amazed at His rebuke.
12By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 12"He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.
13he clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent.13"By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has 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?"14"Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"
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