Job 26
International Standard VersionNew Living Translation
1In reply, Job responded:1Then Job spoke again:
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 weak!
3What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!3How you have enlightened my stupidity! What wise advice you have offered!
4Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"4Where have you gotten all these wise sayings? Whose spirit speaks through you?
5"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.5“The dead tremble— those who live beneath the waters.
6Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes.6The underworld is naked in God’s presence. The place of destruction is uncovered.
7He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.7God stretches the northern sky 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.8He wraps the rain in his thick clouds, and the clouds don’t burst with the weight.
9He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.9He covers the face of the 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 created the horizon when he separated the waters; he set the boundary between day and night.
11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.11The foundations of heaven tremble; they shudder at his rebuke.
12By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 12By his power the sea grew calm. By his skill he crushed the great sea monster.
13he clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent.13His Spirit made the heavens beautiful, and his power 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?"14These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?”
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