1: Then Job answered,
2: "How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!
3: How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
4: To whom have you uttered words? Whose spirit came forth from you?
5: "Those who are deceased tremble, those beneath the waters and all that live 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 burst under them.
9: He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.
10: He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters, and 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: Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"