Job Answers Bildad
1Then Job answered:
2“You are no help to a person who has no strength!
You have given no help to one whose arm is weak!
3You have given advice to me as if I had no wisdom!
This is not great wisdom you have shown!
4Who has helped you say these words?
And where did you get these words you speak?
5“The spirits of the dead beneath the waters shake.
And so do those that live in the waters.
6Death is naked before God.
Destruction is uncovered before him.
7God stretches the northern sky out over empty space.
And he hangs the earth on nothing.
8God wraps up the waters in his thick clouds.
But the clouds do not break under the weight of the water.
9God covers the face of the full moon.
He spreads his clouds over it.
10God draws the horizon like a circle on the water
at the place where light and darkness meet.
11Heaven’s foundations shake
when he thunders at them.
12God’s power controls the sea.
By his wisdom he destroyed Rahab, the sea monster.
13God breathes, and the sky becomes clear.
God’s hand stabs the gliding snake.
14And these are only a small part of God’s works.
We only hear a small whisper of him.
So who can understand God’s thundering power?”