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1 Then responded Job, and said:

2 How hast thou given help to one of no-strength? given victory to an arm of no-power?

3 How hast thou given counsel to one of no-wisdom? or, effective wisdom, abundantly made known?

4 Whom hast thou taught speech? Whose inspiration hath come from thee?

5 The shades, tremble, beneath the waters and their inhabitants;

6 Naked is hades before him, and there is no covering to destruction;

7 Who stretcheth out the north over emptiness, hangeth the earth upon nothingness;

8 Who bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent beneath them;

9 Who shutteth-in the face of the throne, he spreadeth over it his cloud;

10 A, boundary, hath he encircled on the face of the waters, as far as where light ends in darkness;

11 The pillars of the heavens, are shaken, and are terrified at his rebuke:

12 By his strength, hath he excited the sea, and, by his skill, hath he shattered the Crocodile:

13 By his spirit, hath he arched the heavens, His hand hath pierced the fleeing serpent.

14 Lo! these, are the fringes of his way, and what a whisper of a word hath been heard of him! But, the thunder of his might, who could understand?