1 Respondens autem Iob dixit:
26:2" Quomodo adiuvisti imbecillem? Et sustentas brachium eius, qui non est fortis?
3 Quod dedisti illi consilium, qui non habet sapientiam? Et prudentiam tuam ostendisti plurimam!
4 Quem docere voluisti? Et cuius est spiritus, qui egreditur ex te?
5 Ecce umbrae gemunt sub aquis, et qui habitant cum eis.
6 Nudus est infernus coram illo, et nullum est operimentum Perditioni.
7 Qui extendit aquilonem super vacuum et appendit terram super nihilum.
8 Qui ligat aquas in nubibus suis, ut non erumpant pariter deorsum.
9 Qui operit faciem solii sui expandens super illud nebulam suam.
10 Terminum circumdedit aquis, usque dum finiantur lux et tenebrae.
11 Columnae caeli contremiscunt et pavent ab increpatione eius.
12 In fortitudine sua terruit mare et prudentia sua percussit Rahab.
13 Spiritus eius serenavit caelos, et manus eius confodit colubrum fugientem.
14 Ecce haec sunt termini viarum eius; et, cum vix parvam stillam sermonis eius audierimus, quis poterit tonitruum magnitudinis illius intueri?".
King James Version
1 But Job answered and said,
2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?
3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
4 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?
5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.
10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?