Job Replies: God's Majesty Is Unsearchable

1 Then Job answered and said:

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      2 "How you have 1helped him who has no power! How you have saved 2the arm that has no strength!

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      3 How you have 3counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

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      4 With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath 4has come out from you?

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      5 The 5dead tremble under the waters and their inhabitants.

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      6 Sheol is 6naked before God,a and 7Abaddon has no covering.

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      7 He 8stretches out the north over 9the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

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      8 He 10binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them.

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      9 He covers the face of the full moonb and 11spreads over it his cloud.

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        • š 26:9 - Or his throne
          10 He has inscribed 12a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

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          11 13The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his 14rebuke.

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          12 By his power he 15stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered 16Rahab.

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          13 17By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced 18the fleeing serpent.

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          14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his 19ways, and how small 20a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"

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