Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?1
"The dead are in deep anguish,2 those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
Death3 is naked before God; Destruction4 lies uncovered.5
He spreads out the northern [skies]6 over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.7
He wraps up the waters8 in his clouds,9 yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds10 over it.
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters11 for a boundary between light and darkness.12
The pillars of the heavens quake,13 aghast at his rebuke.
By his power he churned up the sea;14 by his wisdom15 he cut Rahab16 to pieces.
By his breath the skies17 became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.18
And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper19 we hear of him!20 Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"21
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