26:2 a How hast thou helped [him that is] without power? [how] b savest thou the arm [that hath] no strength?
(a) You concluded nothing, for neither did you
help me while destitute of all help, nor yet speak sufficiently on God's
behalf, who has no need for your defence.
(b) But you do not apply it to the purpose.
26:4 To whom hast thou
uttered words? and whose spirit c came
(c) That is, moves you to speak this?
26:5 d Dead
[things] are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
(d) Job begins to declare the force of God's
power and providence in the mines and metals in the deep places of the earth.
26:6 Hell [is] e
naked before him, and f destruction hath
(e) There is nothing hidden in the bottom of the
earth but he sees it.
(f) Meaning, the grave in which things putrify.
26:7 He stretcheth out the g
north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.
(g) He causes the whole earth to turn about the
He hath h compassed the waters with
bounds, until the i day and night come
to an end.
(h) That is, he hid the heavens which are called
(i) So long as this world endures.
26:11 The k
pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
(k) Not that heaven has pillars to uphold it, but
he speaks by a similitude as though he would say heaven itself is not able to
abide his reproach.
26:13 By his spirit he hath
garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked l
(l) Which is a figure of stars shaped like a
serpent, because of the crookedness.
26:14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but m
how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can
(m) If these few things which we see daily with
our eyes, declare his great power and providence, how much more would they
appear, if we were to comprehend all his works.