Job - Chapter 26 | English Standard Version

  • 1. Then Job answered and said:
  • 2. "How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
  • 3. How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
  • 4. With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you?
  • 5. The dead tremble under the waters and their inhabitants.
  • 6. Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
  • 7. He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.
  • 8. He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them.
  • 9. He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.
  • 10. He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.
  • 11. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.
  • 12. By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
  • 13. By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
  • 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?"