1 In reply, Job responded: 2 "What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength! 3 What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly! 4 Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"
5 "The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them. 6 Sheol is naked before God and Abaddon has no clothes. 7 He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing. 8 "He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them. 9 He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it. 10 He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness. 11 The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke. 12 By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster. 13 He clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent. 14 Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"