Job chapter 26

Job mocks Bildad’s futile attempt to help him. He praises the illustrious greatness of God. He says the earth hangs in the emptiness of space.





VERSE 1. Then Job answered,


VERSE 2. “How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!

him who is without power. Job is referring to himself.

How have you saved. Job is mocking Bildad’s futile attempt to help him.


VERSE 3. How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!


VERSE 4. To whom have you uttered words? Whose spirit came out of you?


VERSE 5. “The departed spirits tremble, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.

departed spirits. The New Testament describes heaven and eternal life. But what does the Old Testament say about life after death? Read more »


VERSE 6. Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.

Sheol. The New Testament describes heaven and eternal life. But what does the Old Testament say about life after death? Read more »

Abaddon. Abaddon means Destroyer.


VERSE 7. He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.

stretches out the north. Job is praising the illustrious greatness of the LORD God.

hangs the earth on nothing. The earth does, in fact, “hang” on nothing.


VERSE 8. He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not burst under them.


VERSE 9. He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.


VERSE 10. He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters, and to the confines of light and darkness.


VERSE 11. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his rebuke.


VERSE 12. He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.


VERSE 13. By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent.


VERSE 14. Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?”


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