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Job 26 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Job Replies: God’s Majesty Is Unsearchable

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:1 - Then Job answered and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:2 - “How you have helped him who has no power!
How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:3 - How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,
and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:4 - With whose help have you uttered words,
and whose breath has come out from you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:5 - The dead tremble
under the waters and their inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:6 - Sheol is naked before God,[fn]
and Abaddon has no covering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:7 - He stretches out the north over the void
and hangs the earth on nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:8 - He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
and the cloud is not split open under them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:9 - He covers the face of the full moon[fn]
and spreads over it his cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:10 - He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:11 - The pillars of heaven tremble
and are astounded at his rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:12 - By his power he stilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:13 - By his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:14 - Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,
and how small a whisper do we hear of him!
But the thunder of his power who can understand?”
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew him
Or his throne

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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