Job - Chapter 26

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Then Job replied:


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"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!


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What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!


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Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?


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"The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.


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Death is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.


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He spreads out the northern [skies] over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.


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He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.


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He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.


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He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.


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The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.


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By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.


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By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.


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And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"