26 1BUT JOB answered, 2How you have helped him who is without power! How you have sustained the arm that is without strength! 3How you have counseled him who has no wisdom! And how plentifully you have declared to him sound knowledge! 4With whose assistance have you uttered these words? And whose spirit [inspired what] came forth from you? 5The shades of the dead tremble underneath the waters and their inhabitants. 6Sheol (the place of the dead) is naked before God, and Abaddon (the place of destruction) has no covering [from His eyes]. 7He it is Who spreads out the northern skies over emptiness and [C]hangs the earth upon or over nothing. 8He holds the waters bound in His clouds [which otherwise would spill on earth all at once], and the cloud is not rent under them. 9He covers the face of His throne and spreads over it His cloud. 10He has placed an enclosing limit [the horizon] upon the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. 11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astonished at His rebuke. 12He stills or stirs up the sea by His power, and by His understanding He smites proud Rahab. 13By His breath the heavens are garnished; His hand pierced the [swiftly] fleeing serpent. 14Yet these are but [a small part of His doings] the outskirts of His ways or the mere fringes of His force, the faintest whisper of His voice! Who dares contemplate or who can understand the thunders of His full, magnificent power?
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