Job Rebukes Bildad

1 Then Job responded *,
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    • a 26:1 - Lit "responded and said"
      2 "What a help you are to 1the weak! How you have saved the arm 2without strength!
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      3 "What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!
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        • c 26:3 - Lit "made known"
          4 "To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?
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            • d 26:4 - Lit "breath has gone forth"

              The Greatness of God

              5 "The 3departed spirits tremble Under the waters and their inhabitants.
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                • e 26:5 - Or "shades;" Heb "Rephaim"
                  6 "Naked is 4Sheol before Him, And 5Abaddon has no covering.
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                    • f 26:6 - I.e. the nether world
                    • g 26:6 - I.e. place of destruction
                      7 "He 6stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.
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                      8 "He 7wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them.
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                      9 "He 8obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.
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                        • h 26:9 - Lit "covers"
                        • i 26:9 - Or "throne"
                          10 "He has inscribed a 9circle on the surface of the waters At the 10boundary of light and darkness.
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                          11 "The pillars of heaven tremble And are amazed at His rebuke.
                          12 "He 11quieted the sea with His power, And by His 12understanding He shattered 13Rahab.
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                          13 "By His breath the 14heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced 15the fleeing serpent.
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                            • j 26:13 - Lit "made beautiful"
                              14 "Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint 16a word we hear of Him! But His mighty 17thunder, who can understand?"
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