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Job 26 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Who Can Understand God?

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Then Job answered and said,

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“What a help you are to the one without power!

How you have saved the arm without strength!

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“What counsel you have given to one without wisdom!

What sound wisdom you have abundantly made known!

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“To whom have you declared words?

And whose breath comes out from you?

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“The [fn]departed spirits tremble

Under the waters and their inhabitants.

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“Naked is Sheol before Him,

And [fn]Abaddon has no covering.

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“He stretches out the north over what is formless

And hangs the earth on nothing.

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“He wraps up the waters in His clouds,

And the cloud does not break out under them.

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“He [fn]obscures the face of His [fn]throne

And spreads His cloud over it.

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“He has marked a circle on the surface of the waters

At the boundary of light and darkness.

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“The pillars of heaven tremble

And are astonished at His rebuke.

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“He quieted the sea with His power,

And by His understanding He crushed Rahab.

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“By His breath the heavens are made beautiful;

His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.

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“Behold, these are the fringes of His ways;

And how only with a whisper of a word do we hear of Him!

But His mighty thunder, who can understand?”

LSB Footnotes
Or shades; Heb Rephaim
Lit the realm of destruction
Lit covers
Or full moon

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