Job 26 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But Job answered and said , 1 Then Job replied:
2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? 2 "How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!
3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? 3 What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!
4 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee? 4 Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?
5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. 5 "The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. 6 Death is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. 7 He spreads out the northern [skies] over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. 8 He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it. 9 He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.
10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. 10 He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof. 11 The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. 12 By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. 13 By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand ? 14 And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"