The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Job
But Job answered:
Bravely spoken, for a cause that so much needed it! That arm of thine ever upheld the weak.
Brave advice offered in that great discernment of thine, to one who so lacks wisdom!
A fine lesson thou hast read him, the God who gave thee breath!
Sure enough, there is none but trembles before him; even the old heroes, and those who share their dwelling-place under the lower depths;
bare to his eyes is the place of shadows, oblivion lies revealed.
He it was spread out the northern skies over emptiness, poised earth on nothing;
cloud-bound he holds the rain, that else would spill on earth all at once,
veiled and shut in with cloud his unseen throne.
While day and night last, the waters keep the bounds he has decreed for them;
the very pillars of heaven tremble awe-struck at his will.
His the power, his the wisdom, that drew the seas together all in a moment, and the rebellious dragon struck down;
his the spirit that clothed the heavens, his the hand that drew yonder writhing serpent from the womb.✻
Here is but a small part of his doings, here is but the whisper of his voice; who dares to contemplate the thunder of his full magnificence?
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