26 Job said in reply:
2 “How you have helped the one with no power!
How you have saved the arm that has no strength!+
3 What great advice you have given to the one lacking wisdom!+
How freely* you have revealed your practical wisdom!*
4 To whom are you trying to speak,
And who inspired you to say such things?*
5 Those who are powerless in death tremble;
They are even lower than the waters and their inhabitants.
6 The Grave* is naked in front of God,*+
And the place of destruction* lies uncovered.
7 He stretches out the northern sky* over empty space,*+
Suspending the earth upon nothing;
8 He wraps up the waters in his clouds,+
So that the clouds do not burst under their weight;
9 He shuts off the view of his throne,
Spreading out his cloud over it.+
10 He marks out the horizon* on the surface of the waters;+
He makes a boundary between light and darkness.
11 The very pillars of heaven shake;
They are stunned by his rebuke.
12 He stirs up the sea with his power,+
And by his understanding he breaks the sea monster* to pieces.+
13 With his breath* he makes the skies clear;
His hand pierces the elusive* serpent.
14 Look! These are just the fringes of his ways;+
Only a faint whisper has been heard of him!
So who can understand his mighty thunder?”+