Job Rebukes Bildad
1Then Job responded,
2“What a help you are to Lit no strengththe weak!
You have saved the arm without strength!
3What advice you have given to one without wisdom!
What helpful insight you have abundantly Lit made knownprovided!
4To whom have you uttered words?
And whose Lit breath has gone forthspirit was expressed through you?
The Greatness of God
5“The Or shades; Heb Rephaimdeparted spirits are made to tremble
Under the waters and their inhabitants.
6 I.e., the netherworld Sheol is naked before Him,
And I.e., the place of destructionAbaddon has no covering.
7He stretches out the north over empty space
And hangs the earth on nothing.
8He wraps up the waters in His clouds,
And the cloud does not burst under them.
9He Lit coversobscures the face of the Or thronefull moon
And spreads His cloud over it.
10He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters
At the boundary of light and darkness.
11The pillars of heaven tremble
And are amazed at His rebuke.
12With His power He quieted the sea,
And by His understanding He shattered I.e., a sea monster, not to be confused with Rahab in Joshua 2Rahab.
13By His breath the heavens are Lit beautycleared;
His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.
14Behold, these are the fringes of His ways;
And how faint a word we hear of Him!
But His mighty thunder, who can understand?”