Job 26 CSB

Job's Reply to Bildad

1 Then Job answered:

References for Job 26:1

      2 How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak!
      3 How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained [the path to] success!
      4 Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your [mouth]?
      5 The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and [all] that inhabit them.a

      References for Job 26:5

        • a 26:5 - Ps 88:10; Isa 26:14,19; Rv 20:13
          6 Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddonb has no covering.

          References for Job 26:6

            • b 26:6 - Jb 28:22; Pr 15:11; 27:20
              7 He stretches the northern [skies] over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
              8 He enfolds the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.c

              References for Job 26:8

                • c 26:8 - Jb 37:11; Gn 7:11; Pr 3:20
                  9 He obscures the view of [His] throne, spreading His cloud over it.
                  10 He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.d

                  References for Job 26:10

                      11 The pillars [that hold up] the sky tremble, astounded at His rebuke.e

                      References for Job 26:11

                        • e 26:11 - 2 Sm 22:8,16; Ps 18:7,15
                          12 By His power He stirred the sea,f and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.g

                          References for Job 26:12

                            • f 26:12 - Isa 51:15; Jr 31:35
                            • g 26:12 - Ps 89:10; Isa 30:7; 51:9
                              13 By His breath the heavens gained their beauty;h His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.i

                              References for Job 26:13

                                  14 These are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the word we hear of Him! Who can understand His mighty thunder?