Job 26 New International Version

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Job Declares God's Sovereignty

26 1  Then Job replied: 2  "How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble! 3  What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed! 4  Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?

5  "The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them. 6  The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction[1] lies uncovered. 7  He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. 8  He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. 9  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 darkness. 11  The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke. 12  By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces. 13  By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent. 14  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?"

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[1] 26:6 Hebrew "Abaddon"

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