Job 26
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1But Job answered and said:1Then Job answered:
2“How have you helped him who is without power? How have you saved the arm that has no strength?2How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak!
3How have you counseled one who has no wisdom? And how have you declared sound advice to many?3How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained the path to success!
4To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit came from you?4Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your mouth?
5“The dead tremble, Those under the waters and those inhabiting them.5The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and all that inhabit them.
6Sheol is naked before Him, And Destruction has no covering.6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
7He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.7He stretches the northern skies over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
8He binds up the water in His thick clouds, Yet the clouds are not broken under it.8He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.
9He covers the face of His throne, And spreads His cloud over it.9He obscures the view of His throne, spreading His cloud over it.
10He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, At the boundary of light and darkness.10He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars of heaven tremble, And are astonished at His rebuke.11The pillars that hold up the sky tremble, astounded at His rebuke.
12He stirs up the sea with His power, And by His understanding He breaks up the storm.12By His power He stirred the sea, and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.
13By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.13By His breath the heavens gained their beauty; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
14Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”14These are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the word we hear of Him! Who can understand His mighty thunder?
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