Job 26
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1In reply, Job responded:1Then Job replied:
2"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!2"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the person who has no strength!
3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!3How you have advised the one without wisdom, and abundantly revealed your insight!
4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"4To whom did you utter these words? And whose spirit has come forth from your mouth?
5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.5"The dead tremble--those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
6Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.6The underworld is naked before God; the place of destruction lies uncovered.
7He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.7He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.
8"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.8He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them.
9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.9He conceals the face of the full moon, shrouding it with his clouds.
10He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.10He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters as a boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are amazed at his rebuke.
12By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 12By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.
13he clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent.13By his breath the skies became 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?"14Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways! How faint is the whisper we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?"
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