26 Job’s reply:
2 “What wonderful helpers you all are! And how you have encouraged me in my great need! 3 How you have enlightened my stupidity! What wise things you have said! 4 How did you ever think of all these brilliant comments?
5-6 “The dead stand naked, trembling before God in the place where they go. 7 God stretches out heaven over empty space and hangs the earth upon nothing. 8 He wraps the rain in his thick clouds, and the clouds are not split by the weight. 9 He shrouds his throne with his clouds. 10 He sets a boundary for the ocean, yes, and a boundary for the day and for the night. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble at his rebuke. 12 And by his power the sea grows calm; he is skilled at crushing its pride! 13 The heavens are made beautiful by his Spirit;[a] he pierces the swiftly gliding serpent.
14 “These are some of the minor things he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who then can withstand his thunder?”