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 arm that is feeble!
3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!3What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!
4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"4Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?
5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with 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 clothes.6The realm of the dead is naked before God; 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 over nothing.
8"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.8He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.9He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.
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 face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.11The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
12By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 12By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab 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 gliding 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?"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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