1 Then Job answered and said:
"How you have x helped him who has no power!
How you have saved y the arm that has no strength!
3 How you have z counseled him who has no wisdom,
and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
4 With whose help have you uttered words,
and whose breath a has come out from you?
5 The b dead tremble
under the waters and their inhabitants.
6 Sheol is c naked before God, 1
and d Abaddon has no covering.
7 He e stretches out the north over f the void
and hangs the earth on nothing.
8 He g binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
and the cloud is not split open under them.
9 He covers the face of the full moon 2
and h spreads over it his cloud.
10 He has inscribed i a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.
11 j The pillars of heaven tremble
and are astounded at his k rebuke.
12 By his power he l stilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered m Rahab.
13 n By his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced o the fleeing serpent.
14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his p ways,
and how small q a whisper do we hear of him!
But the thunder of his power who can understand?"