Job Replies: God's Majesty Is Unsearchable

26 Then Job answered and said:

“How you have (A)helped him who has no power!
    How you have saved (B)the arm that has no strength!
How you have (C)counseled him who has no wisdom,
    and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
With whose help have you uttered words,
    and whose breath (D)has come out from you?
The (E)dead tremble
    under the waters and their inhabitants.
Sheol is (F)naked before God,[a]
    and (G)Abaddon has no covering.
He (H)stretches out the north over (I)the void
    and hangs the earth on nothing.
He (J)binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
    and the cloud is not split open under them.
He covers the face of the full moon[b]
    and (K)spreads over it his cloud.
10 He has inscribed (L)a circle on the face of the waters
    at the boundary between light and darkness.
11 (M)The pillars of heaven tremble
    and are astounded at his (N)rebuke.
12 By his power he (O)stilled the sea;
    by his understanding he shattered (P)Rahab.
13 (Q)By his wind the heavens were made fair;
    his hand pierced (R)the fleeing serpent.
14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his (S)ways,
    and how small (T)a whisper do we hear of him!
    But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

Footnotes

  1. Job 26:6 Hebrew him
  2. Job 26:9 Or his throne

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