1Then Job answered, and said:
2Whose helper art thou? Is it of him that is weak? And dost thou hold up the arm of him that has no strength?
3To whom hast thou given counsel? Perhaps to him that hath no wisdom; and thou hast shewn thy very great prudence.
4Whom hast thou desired to teach? Was it not him that made life?
5Behold, the giants groan under the waters, and they that dwell with them.
6Hell is naked before him: and there is no covering for destruction.
7He stretched out the north over the empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
8He bindeth up the waters in his clouds, so that they break not out and fall down together.
9He withholdeth the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud over it.
10He hath set bounds about the waters, till light and darkness come to an end.
11The pillars of heaven tremble and dread at his beck.
12By his power the seas are suddenly gathered together; and his wisdom has struck the proud one.
13His spirit hath adorned the heavens: and his obstetric hand brought forth the winding serpent.
14Lo, these things are said in part, of his ways: and seeing we have heard scarce a little drop of his word, who shall be able to behold the thunder of his greatness?