Job 11:9
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New International Version
Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

New Living Translation
It is broader than the earth and wider than the sea.

English Standard Version
Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

New American Standard Bible
"Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.

King James Bible
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

International Standard Version
They are longer than the earth's circumference, and broader than the ocean.

NET Bible
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

New Heart English Bible
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.

New American Standard 1977
“Its measure is longer than the earth,
            And broader than the sea.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The measure of it is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

King James 2000 Bible
The measure of it is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

American King James Version
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

American Standard Version
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

English Revised Version
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Webster's Bible Translation
The measure of it is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

World English Bible
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
Longer than earth is its measure, And broader than the sea.
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
8"They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know? 9"Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea. 10"If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?…
Cross References
Job 11:8
"They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?

Job 11:10
"If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?
Treasury of Scripture

The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

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Verse 9. - The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Zophar's metaphors are drawn from the objects which, to his mind, exceed in extent all others. "The earth" and "the sea" represent to him the illimitable. The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Length is generally ascribed to the earth, and width to the sea; the ends of the earth are used for a great distance, and the sea is called the great and wide sea; see (k) Psalm 72:1; but God and his perfections, particularly his wisdom and understanding, are infinite, Psalm 147:5; and will admit of no dimensions; as his love, so his wisdom, has an height which cannot be reached, a depth that cannot be fathomed, and a length and breadth immeasurable; see Ephesians 3:18; from hence it appears that God is omniscient, omnipresent, and incomprehensible; and since he is to be found in Christ, and in him only, it is in vain for us to seek for him elsewhere: next the sovereignty of God is discoursed of.

(k) "Quid oceano longius inveriri potest", Cicero. Orat. 36. 11:7-12 Zophar speaks well concerning God and his greatness and glory, concerning man and his vanity and folly. See here what man is; and let him be humbled. God sees this concerning vain man, that he would be wise, would be thought so, though he is born like a wild ass's colt, so unteachable and untameable. Man is a vain creature; empty, so the word is. Yet he is a proud creature, and self-conceited. He would be wise, would be thought so, though he will not submit to the laws of wisdom. He would be wise, he reaches after forbidden wisdom, and, like his first parents, aiming to be wise above what is written, loses the tree of life for the tree of knowledge. Is such a creature as this fit to contend with God?
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