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Job: God is Awesome

26 Then Job responded and said:

“How you have helped the powerless!
    How you have saved the arm without strength!
How you have counseled the one without wisdom
    and revealed your abundant insights!
To whom have you uttered words?
    Whose spirit has come from your mouth?

“The dead tremble—those beneath the water
    and all that live in them.
Sheol is naked before Him;
    Abaddon has no covering.[a]
He stretches out the north over the void;
    He suspendsthe earth over nothing.
He wraps up the waters in His clouds,
    yet the clouds do not burst under them.
He covers the face of the full moon,
    spreading His clouds over it.
10 He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters,
    for a boundary between light and dark.
11 The pillars of heaven tremble,
    astounded at His rebuke!
12 By His power He churns up the sea;
    by His understanding He smashed Rahab.
13 By His Ruach the heavens are clear;
    His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
14 Indeed, these are but glimpses of His ways; how faint the whisper, we hear of Him!
Who then can understand the thunder of His might?”


  1. Job 26:6 cf. Heb. 4:13; Rev. 9:11.