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1 JOB ANSWERED:

2 »How you have helped one who has no power! How you have assisted the arm that has no strength!

3 »How you have counseled one who has no wisdom, and given much good advice!

4 »With whose assistance have you uttered words? Whose spirit has come forth from you?

5 »The shades of the dead tremble underneath the waters and their inhabitants.

6 »The grave is naked before God, and destruction has no covering.

7 »He stretches out the northern sky over empty space, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

8 »He wraps up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud does not burst by them.

9 »He covers the face of the full moon, and spreads his cloud over it.

10 »He has described a circle on the face of the waters, at the boundary between light and darkness.

11 »The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astounded at his rebuke.

12 »He stills the sea with his power. He struck down Rahab with his understanding.

13 »By his wind the heavens were made fair. His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

14 »These are indeed but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear from him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?