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Job: Chapter 26

Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad, 1-4, acknowledges the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable, 5-14.

1 But Job answered and said,

2 "How have you helped him who is without power? How do you save the arm that has no strength?

3 How have you counseled him who has no wisdom? And how have you abundantly declared the thing as it is?

4 To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit came from you?

5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.

7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

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

9 He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud upon it.

10 He has encompassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

12 He divides the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smites through the proud.

13 By his Spirit he has garnished the heavens. His hand has formed the crooked serpent.

14 Behold, these are parts of his ways, and how little a portion is heard of him! But the thunder of his power, who can understand?"