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THEN Job answered and said,
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Why do you try to help him who is powerless?
Why do you try to save the arm that has no strength?
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How have you counselled him who has no wisdom?
And how have you expounded so many doctrines?
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To whom have you uttered words?
And whose soul has come forth from you?
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Behold, the mighty men shall be slain, and they shall lie down quieter than still waters.
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Sheol is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.
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He stretches out the north from the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.
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He binds up the waters in his thick clouds;
and the cloud is not rent under them.
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He holds fast the covering of the firmament, and spreads his cloud upon it.
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He has circled the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
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The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
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He rebukes the sea with his power, and by his wisdom he saves many.
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By his spirit he manages the heavens;
his hand slew the fleeing serpent.
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Lo, these are merely parts of his ways;
and what evil thing have we heard against him?
And the greatness of his might who can understand?