5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

Other Translations of Job 26:5

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

5 The dead tremble under the waters and their inhabitants.

The Message

5 "All the buried dead are in torment, and all who've been drowned in the deep, deep sea.

New King James Version

5 "The dead tremble, Those under the waters and those inhabiting them.

New Living Translation

5 "The dead tremble- those who live beneath the waters.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 26:5

Commentary on Job 26:5-14

(Read Job 26:5-14)

Many striking instances are here given of the wisdom and power of God, in the creation and preservation of the world. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of God's almighty power. By his Spirit, the eternal Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, the breath of his mouth, Psalm 33:6, he has not only made the heavens, but beautified them. By redemption, all the other wonderful works of the Lord are eclipsed; and we may draw near, and taste his grace, learn to love him, and walk with delight in his ways. The ground of the controversy between Job and the other disputants was, that they unjustly thought from his afflictions that he must have been guilty of heinous crimes. They appear not to have duly considered the evil and just desert of original sin; nor did they take into account the gracious designs of God in purifying his people. Job also darkened counsel by words without knowledge. But his views were more distinct. He does not appear to have alleged his personal righteousness as the ground of his hope towards God. Yet what he admitted in a general view of his case, he in effect denied, while he complained of his sufferings as unmerited and severe; that very complaint proving the necessity for their being sent, in order to his being further humbled in the sight of God.