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World English Bible

Job 26 (WEBP)

[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 out of you?
[5] “The departed spirits 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?”

Job 26:6a Sheol is the place of the dead.
Job 26:6b Abaddon means Destroyer.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 26 (KJVS)

[1] But Job answered () and said (),
[2] How hast thou helped () [him that is] without power ? [how] savest () thou the arm [that hath] no strength ?
[3] How hast thou counselled () [him that hath] no wisdom ? and [how] hast thou plentifully declared () the thing as it is ?
[4] To whom hast thou uttered () words ? and whose spirit came () from thee?
[5] Dead [things] are formed () from under the waters , and the inhabitants () thereof.
[6] Hell [is] naked before him, and destruction hath no covering .
[7] He stretcheth out () the north over the empty place , [and] hangeth () the earth upon nothing .
[8] He bindeth up () the waters in his thick clouds ; and the cloud is not rent () under them.
[9] He holdeth back () the face of his throne , [and] spreadeth () his cloud upon it.
[10] He hath compassed () the waters with bounds , until the day and night come to an end .
[11] The pillars of heaven tremble () and are astonished () at his reproof .
[12] He divideth () the sea with his power , and by his understanding () he smiteth () through the proud .
[13] By his spirit he hath garnished () the heavens ; his hand hath formed () the crooked serpent .
[14] Lo, these [are] parts of his ways : but how little a portion is heard () of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand ()?

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 26 (YLT)

[1] And Job answereth and saith:-
[2] What-thou hast helped the powerless, Saved an arm not strong!
[3] What-thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.
[4] With whom hast thou declared words? And whose breath came forth from thee?
[5] The Rephaim are formed, Beneath the waters, also their inhabitants.
[6] Naked is Sheol over-against Him, And there is no covering to destruction.
[7] Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,
[8] Binding up the waters in His thick clouds, And the cloud is not rent under them.
[9] Taking hold of the face of the throne, Spreading over it His cloud.
[10] A limit He hath placed on the waters, Unto the boundary of light with darkness.
[11] Pillars of the heavens do tremble, And they wonder because of His rebuke.
[12] By His power He hath quieted the sea, And by His understanding smitten the proud.
[13] By His Spirit the heavens He beautified, Formed hath His hand the fleeing serpent.
[14] Lo, these are the borders of His way, And how little a matter is heard of Him, And the thunder of His might Who doth understand?