1 But Job answered and said:
"How have you helped him who is without power?
How have you saved the arm that has no strength? 3 How have you counseled one who has no wisdom?
And how have you declared sound advice to many? 4 To whom have you uttered words?
And whose spirit came from you? 5 "The dead tremble,
Those under the waters and those inhabiting them. 6 a Sheol is naked before Him,
And Destruction has no covering. 7 b He stretches out the north over empty space;
He hangs the earth on nothing. 8 c He binds up the water in His thick clouds,
Yet the clouds 1 are not broken under it. 9 He covers the face of His throne,
And spreads His cloud over it. 10 d He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters,
At the boundary of light and darkness. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble,
And are 2 astonished at His rebuke. 12 e He stirs up the sea with His power,
And by His understanding He breaks up 3 the storm. 13 f By His Spirit He adorned the heavens;
His hand pierced g the fleeing serpent. 14 Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways,
And how small a whisper we hear of Him!
But the thunder of His power who can understand?"