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Job 26

See commentary, Why Doesn't the Almighty Set Times for Judgment?, Job 22-26     |     See Bible Dictionary

Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad,

26:1 Then Job answered,

26:2 “How have you helped him who is without power!
How have you saved the arm that has no strength!

26:3 How have you counseled him who has no wisdom,
and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

26:4 To whom have you uttered words?
Whose spirit came forth from you?

acknowledges the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable.

26:5 “Those who are deceased tremble,
those beneath the waters and all that live in them.

26:6 Sheol is naked before God,
and Abaddon has no covering.

26:7 He stretches out the north over empty space,
and hangs the earth on nothing.

26:8 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
and the cloud is not burst under them.

26:9 He encloses the face of his throne,
and spreads his cloud on it.

26:10 He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters,
and to the confines of light and darkness.

26:11 The pillars of heaven tremble
and are astonished at his rebuke.

26:12 He stirs up the sea with his power,
and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.

26:13 By his Spirit the heavens are garnished.
His hand has pierced the swift serpent.

26:14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways.
How small a whisper do we hear of him!
But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

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