Job 26
GOD'S WORD® Translation

1Then Job replied [to his friends],

2"You have helped the person who has no power and saved the arm that isn't strong.

3You have advised the person who has no wisdom and offered so much assistance.

4To whom have you spoken [these] words, and whose spirit has spoken through you?

5"The souls of the dead tremble beneath the water, and so do the creatures living there.

6Sheol is naked in God's presence, and Abaddon has no clothing.

7"He stretches out his heavens over empty space. He hangs the earth on nothing whatsoever.

8He holds the water in his thick clouds, and the clouds don't [even] split under its [weight].

9He covers his throne by spreading his cloud over it.

10He marks the horizon on the surface of the water at the boundary where light meets dark.

11The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished when he yells at them.

12With his power he calmed the sea. With his insight he killed Rahab [the sea monster].

13With his wind the sky was cleared. With his hand he stabbed the fleeing snake.

14"These are only glimpses of what he does. We [only] hear a whisper of him! Who can understand the thunder of his power?"

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