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17For the shadow of death is to all of them as the morning;
For they know the terrors of the shadow of death.
18He is swift upon the face of the waters;
Their portion is cursed in the earth;
He turneth not by the way of the vineyards.
19Drought and heat consume the snow waters;
So doth the nether-world those that have sinned.
20The womb forgetteth him; the worm feedeth sweetly on him;
He shall be no more remembered;
And unrighteousness is broken as a tree.
21He devoureth the barren that beareth not;
And doeth not good to the widow.
22He draweth away the mighty also by his power;
He riseth up, and he trusteth not his own life.
23Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth,
Yet His eyes are upon their ways.
24They are exalted for a little while, and they are gone;
Yea, they are brought low, they are gathered in as all others,
And wither as the tops of the ears of corn.
25And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar,
And make my speech nothing worth?

25 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said:

2Dominion and fear are with Him;
He maketh peace in His high places.
3Is there any number of His armies?
And upon whom doth not His light arise?
4How then can man be just with God?
Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
5Behold, even the moon hath no brightness,
And the stars are not pure in His sight;
6How much less man, that is a worm!
And the son of man, that is a maggot!

26 Then Job answered and said:

2How hast thou helped him that is without power!
How hast thou saved the arm that hath no strength!
3How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom,
And plentifully declared sound knowledge!
4With whose help hast thou uttered words?
And whose spirit came forth from thee?
5The shades tremble
Beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof.
6The nether-world is naked before Him,
And Destruction hath no covering.
7He stretcheth out the north over the empty space,
And hangeth the earth over nothing.
8He bindeth up the waters in His thick clouds;
And the cloud is not rent under them.
9He closeth in the face of His throne,
And spreadeth His cloud upon it.
10He hath described a boundary upon the face of the waters,
Unto the confines of light and darkness.