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Job Replies: God’s Majesty Is Unsearchable

1Then Job answered:

2“How you have helped one who has no power!

How you have assisted the arm that has no strength!

3How you have counseled one who has no wisdom,

and given much good advice!

4With whose help have you uttered words,

and whose spirit has come forth from you?

5The shades below tremble,

the waters and their inhabitants.

6Sheol is naked before God,

and Abaddon has no covering.

7He stretches out Zaphon over the void,

and hangs the earth upon nothing.

8He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,

and the cloud is not torn open by them.

9He covers the face of the full moon,

and spreads over it his cloud.

10He has described a circle on the face of the waters,

at the boundary between light and darkness.

11The pillars of heaven tremble,

and are astounded at his rebuke.

12By his power he stilled the Sea;

by his understanding he struck down Rahab.

13By his wind the heavens were made fair;

his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

14These are indeed 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?”

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