1 Bvt Iob answered, and sayde,
2 You concluded nothing, for neither did you help me while destitute of all help, nor yet speak sufficiently on God's behalf, who has no need for your defence.How hast thou helped [him that is] without power? [how]But you do not apply it to the purpose.savest thou the arm [that hath] no strength?
3 Whome counsellest thou? him that hath no wisedome? thou shewest right well as the thing is.
4 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spiritThat is, moves you to speak this?came from thee?
5 Job begins to declare the force of God's power and providence in the mines and metals in the deep places of the earth.Dead [things] are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
6 Hell [is]There is nothing hidden in the bottom of the earth but he sees it.naked before him, andMeaning, the grave in which things putrify.destruction hath no covering.
7 He stretcheth out theHe causes the whole earth to turn about the North pole.north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.
8 He bindeth the waters in his cloudes, and the cloude is not broken vnder them.
9 He holdeth backe the face of his throne: and spreadeth his cloude vpon it.
10 He hathThat is, he hid the heavens which are called his throne.compassed the waters with bounds, until theSo long as this world endures.day and night come to an end.
11 TheNot that heaven has pillars to uphold it, but he speaks by a similitude as though he would say heaven itself is not able to abide his reproach.pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
12 The sea is calme by his power, and by his vnderstanding he smiteth the pride thereof.
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crookedWhich is a figure of stars shaped like a serpent, because of the crookedness.serpent.
14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: butIf these few things which we see daily with our eyes, declare his great power and providence, how much more would they appear, if we were to comprehend all his works.how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?