Job 26:5

“Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 26:5

Dead things are formed from vnder the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The departed spirits tremble Under the waters and their inhabitants.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that are deceased tremble Beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The shades in the underworld are shaking; the waters and those living in them.
- Basic English Bible

The shades tremble beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof;
- Darby Bible

Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
- Webster's Bible

Those who are deceased tremble, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
- World English Bible

The Rephaim are formed, Beneath the waters, also their inhabitants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The shades tremble beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 26:5

Wesley's Notes for Job 26:5

26:5 Dead things - Job having censured Bildad's discourse, proceeds to shew how little he needed his information in that point. Here he shews that the power and providences of God reaches not only to the things we see, but also to the invisible parts of the world, not only to the heavens above and their inhabitants, and to men upon earth, of which Bildad discoursed, chap.#25:2|,3, but also to such persons or things as are under the earth, or under the waters; which are out of our sight and reach; yet not out of the ken of Divine providence. These words may be understood; either, of dead, or lifeless things, such as amber, pearl, coral, metals, or other minerals, which are formed or brought forth; by the almighty power of God, from under the waters; either in the bottom of the sea, or within the earth, which is the lowest element, and in the scripture and other authors spoken of as under the waters; this being observed as a remarkable work of God's providence, that the waters of the sea, which are higher than the earth, do not overwhelm it. Or, of dead men, and of the worst of them, such as died in their sins, and after death were condemned to farther miseries; for of such this very word seems to be used, #Prov 2:18 9:18|, who are here said to mourn or groan from under the waters; from the lower parts of the earth, or from under those subterranean waters, which are supposed to be within and under the earth; #Psalm 33:7|, and from under the inhabitants thereof; either of the waters or of the earth, under which these waters are, or with the other inhabitants thereof; of that place under the waters, namely, the apostate spirits. So the sense is, that God's dominion is over all men, yea, even the dead, and the worst of them, who though they would not own God, nor his providence, while they lived, yet now are forced to acknowledge and feel that power which they despised, and bitterly mourn under the sad effects of it in their infernal habitations.

Discussion for Job 26:5

  • Lee W. on Job 26:5
    Wesley's notes exclude any and all other possibilities. It is easy to believe what the literal aspect says, but the so called fallen angels, able to fly through to space and come to earth, now cannot fly anywhere for safety but drown and die as weak and helpless beings do. The Ana, maybe the inhabitants of under the earth Job is referring to, a race of beings living within the Earth, described by Sir Bulwer Lytton in his "The power of the coming race" describes an amazing experience he had while going down into a mine with his friend. He sheds a light upon the possibility that the so called "fallen angels" were in fact beings from outer space and for a reason beyond the scope of this comment ended up on earth. Furthermore, Michael Tsarion, shares on youtube many quotes from old manuscripts in which the destruction of Lucifer, sometimes called Tiamat, or Phaeton by the old Greeks, is described, a massive mostly ocean planet between Mars and Jupiter, now the asteroid field, that shone like the sun, hence the ancients description of it in Isaiah 14:12, "how art thou fallen from heaven thou Lucifer son of the morning..." so the Deluge was actually the frozen bits of Tiamat's body raining down on Earth causing worldwide floods, not God destroying everyone on Earth because of their sin. It is forbidden for a believer to open his her mind to any other possibility other than God send the floods...and wash their hands of everything else.
  • Snnopie on Job 26:5
    THE GREAT DEEP: When the Deluge overwhelmed the earth, the bodies of the offspring of the fallen angels perished, though their disembodied spirits lived on. When the waters of the flood receded, the place of their abode still remained under the sea and it became the place of their perpetual grave, where their spirits were chained in the darkness of the great deep. Perhaps, too, the fallen angels themselves, because of their sins, were chained in the same location where the spirits of their offspring found a grave, for Peter tells us God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them into chains of darkness. (2 Peter 2:4)


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