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Chapter 26

Then Job said in reply:

1 2You would help without having the strength; You would deliver with arms that have no power. 3Without having the wisdom, you offer advice And freely give your counsel. 4To whom have you addressed words? Whose breath issued from you? 5The shades tremble Beneath the waters and their denizens. 6Sheol is naked before Him; Abaddon has no cover. 7He it is who stretched out Zaphon a Used for heaven; cf. Isa. 14.13; Ps. 48.3 . over chaos, Who suspended earth over emptiness. 8He wrapped up the waters in His clouds; Yet no cloud burst under their weight. 9 b‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. He shuts off the view of His throne, Spreading His cloud over it. ‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 10He drew a boundary on the surface of the waters, At the extreme where light and darkness meet. 11The pillars of heaven tremble, Astounded at His blast. 12By His power He stilled the sea; By His skill He struck down Rahab. 13By His wind the heavens were calmed; His hand pierced the c‐ Cf. Isa. 27.1 . Elusive Serpent. ‐c Cf. Isa. 27.1 . 14These are but glimpses of His rule, The mere whisper that we perceive of Him; Who can absorb the thunder of His mighty deeds?

Notes:

a Used for heaven; cf. Isa. 14.13; Ps. 48.3 .

b‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

c‐c Cf. Isa. 27.1 .

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