Job 26:7
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New International Version
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

New Living Translation
God stretches the northern sky over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.

English Standard Version
He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

New American Standard Bible
"He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.

King James Bible
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He stretches the northern skies over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.

International Standard Version
He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.

NET Bible
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"He stretches out his heavens over empty space. He hangs the earth on nothing whatsoever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He stretcheth out the north over the empty space, And hangeth the earth over nothing.

New American Standard 1977
“He stretches out the north over empty space,
            And hangs the earth on nothing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He stretches out the north wind over the empty place and hangs the earth upon nothing.

King James 2000 Bible
He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

American King James Version
He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing.

American Standard Version
He stretcheth out the north over empty space, And hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He stretched out the north over the empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;

English Revised Version
He stretcheth out the north over empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

World English Bible
He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:5-14 Many striking instances are here given of the wisdom and power of God, in the creation and preservation of the world. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of God's almighty power. By his Spirit, the eternal Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, the breath of his mouth, Ps 33:6, he has not only made the heavens, but beautified them. By redemption, all the other wonderful works of the Lord are eclipsed; and we may draw near, and taste his grace, learn to love him, and walk with delight in his ways. The ground of the controversy between Job and the other disputants was, that they unjustly thought from his afflictions that he must have been guilty of heinous crimes. They appear not to have duly considered the evil and just desert of original sin; nor did they take into account the gracious designs of God in purifying his people. Job also darkened counsel by words without knowledge. But his views were more distinct. He does not appear to have alleged his personal righteousness as the ground of his hope towards God. Yet what he admitted in a general view of his case, he in effect denied, while he complained of his sufferings as unmerited and severe; that very complaint proving the necessity for their being sent, in order to his being further humbled in the sight of God.
Study Bible
Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty
6"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering. 7"He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing. 8"He wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them.…
Cross References
Job 9:8
Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea;

Job 38:6
"On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,

Psalm 89:12
The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.

Zechariah 12:1
The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,
Treasury of Scripture

He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Genesis 1:1,2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

Psalm 24:2 For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the floods.

Psalm 104:2-5 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out …

Proverbs 8:23-27 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was…

Isaiah 40:22,26 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants …

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched …

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