Job 26

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Then Job answered and said: “How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength! (Ge 49:24; Isa 40:29; Ho 7:15) How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge! (Ps 73:24; Jas 1:5) With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you? (Ge 2:7) The dead tremble under the waters and their inhabitants. (Ps 88:10) Sheol is naked before God,[1] and Abaddon has no covering. (Ps 139:8; Pr 15:11; Re 9:11) He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing. (Ge 1:2; Job 9:8) He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them. (Pr 30:4) He covers the face of the full moon[2] and spreads over it his cloud. (Job 36:29) 10 He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. (Job 38:8; Ps 33:7; Pr 8:29; Jer 5:22) 11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke. (Job 9:6; Ps 75:3; Ps 104:7) 12 By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab. (Job 9:13; Isa 51:15; Jer 31:35) 13 By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent. (Ps 33:6; Isa 27:1) 14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?” (Job 4:12; Job 40:19)