Then Job answered:
How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak!
How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained [the path to] success!
Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your [mouth]?
The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and [all] that inhabit them.a6
Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddonb has no covering.
He stretches the northern [skies] over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
He enfolds the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.c9
He obscures the view of [His] throne, spreading His cloud over it.
He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.d11
The pillars [that hold up] the sky tremble, astounded at His rebuke.e12
By His power He stirred the sea,f and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.g13
By His breath the heavens gained their beauty;h His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.i14
These are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the word we hear of Him! Who can understand His mighty thunder?