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?"