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1 Then Job answered and said,

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

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

4 To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit came forth from you?

5 The spirits of the dead tremble Beneath the waters and those that stay in them.

6 Sheol is naked before [God], And Abaddon has no covering.

7 He stretches out the north over empty space, And hangs the earth on nothing.

8 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds; And the cloud is not rent under them.

9 He encloses the face of the throne, And spreads his cloud on it.

10 He has described a boundary on the face of the waters, To the confines of light and darkness.

11 The pillars of heaven tremble And are astonished at his rebuke.

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

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

14 Look, these are but the outskirts of his ways: And how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?