Job’s Reply to Bildad
1Then Job answered:
2How you have helped#Jb 4:3; Is 35:3; Heb 12:12 the powerless
and delivered the arm that is weak!
3How you have counseled the unwise#Jb 11:6; Ps 73:24; Jms 1:5
and abundantly provided insight!
4With whom did you speak these words?
Whose breath came out of your mouth?
5The departed spirits tremble
beneath the waters and all that inhabit them.#Ps 88:10; Is 26:14,19; Rv 20:13
6Sheol#Ps 30:3,9; Pr 1:12; Is 5:14 is naked before God,
and Abaddon#Jb 28:22; Pr 27:20; Rv 9:11 has no covering.#Ps 139:8; Pr 15:11; Heb 4:13
7He stretches the northern skies over empty space;
he hangs the earth on nothing.
8He wraps up the water in his clouds,
yet the clouds do not burst beneath its weight.#Jb 37:11; 38:9; Pr 30:4
9He obscures the view of his throne,
spreading his cloud over it.
10He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters#Ps 104:9; Pr 8:27,29; Jr 5:22
at the boundary between light and darkness.
11The pillars that hold up the sky tremble,
astounded at his rebuke.#2Sm 22:16; Ps 18:15; 104:7
12By his power he stirred#Is 51:15; Jr 31:35 the sea,
and by his understanding he crushed Rahab.#Jb 9:13; Ps 89:10; Is 51:9
13By his breath the heavens gained their beauty;
his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.#26:13 = Leviathan#Jb 41; Ps 33:6; Is 27:1
14These are but the fringes of his ways;
how faint is the word we hear of him!
Who can understand his mighty thunder?