Job 26

Job

1 Then Job replied:
2 “How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!
3 What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!
4 Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?
5 “The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
6 The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction[a] lies uncovered.
7 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
8 He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
9 He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.
10 He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
11 The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
12 By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
13 By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
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?”

Cross References 24

  • 1. Job 6:12
  • 2. S Job 4:3; Psalms 71:9
  • 3. Job 34:35
  • 4. 1 Kings 22:24
  • 5. Psalms 88:10; Isaiah 14:9; Isaiah 26:14
  • 6. Psalms 139:8
  • 7. S Job 20:26; S Revelation 9:11
  • 8. Job 10:22; Job 11:8; Job 38:17; Job 41:11; Psalms 139:11-12; Proverbs 15:11; S Hebrews 4:13
  • 9. Job 9:8
  • 10. Job 38:6; Psalms 104:5; Proverbs 3:19-20; Proverbs 8:27; Isaiah 40:22
  • 11. Proverbs 30:4
  • 12. S Genesis 1:2; Job 36:27; Job 37:11; Psalms 147:8
  • 13. S 2 Samuel 22:10; S Job 22:14; Psalms 97:2
  • 14. Proverbs 8:27,29; Isaiah 40:22
  • 15. S Genesis 1:4; S Job 28:3; Job 38:8-11
  • 16. S 2 Samuel 22:8
  • 17. S Exodus 14:21; Isaiah 51:15; Jeremiah 31:35
  • 18. Job 12:13
  • 19. S Job 9:13
  • 20. Job 9:8
  • 21. Isaiah 27:1
  • 22. Job 4:12
  • 23. Job 42:5; Habakkuk 3:2; 1 Corinthians 13:12
  • 24. S Job 9:6; Job 36:29

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Job 26 Commentaries

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