CHAPTER 26 26 Job’s Reply. 1Then Job answered and said:[G] 2What help you give to the powerless, what strength to the feeble arm! 3How you give counsel to one without wisdom; how profuse is the advice you offer! 4With whose help have you uttered those words, whose breath comes forth from you? 5The shades[H] beneath writhe in terror, the waters, and their inhabitants. 6Naked before him is Sheol,[I] and Abaddon has no covering. 7He stretches out Zaphon[J] over the void, and suspends the earth over nothing at all; 8He binds up the waters in his clouds, yet the cloud is not split by their weight; 9He holds back the appearance of the full moon by spreading his clouds before it. 10He has marked out a circle[K] on the surface of the deep as the boundary of light and darkness. 11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are stunned at his thunderous rebuke; 12By his power he stilled Sea, by his skill he crushed Rahab;[L] 13By his wind the heavens were made clear, his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.[M] 14Lo, these are but the outlines of his ways, and what a whisper of a word we hear of him: Who can comprehend the thunder of his power?
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