Job 38:13
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New International Version
that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?

New Living Translation
Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth, to bring an end to the night's wickedness?

English Standard Version
that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?

New American Standard Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

King James Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so it may seize the edges of the earth and shake the wicked out of it?

International Standard Version
where it seizes the edge of the earth and shakes the wicked out of it?

NET Bible
that it might seize the corners of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that it could grab the earth by its edges and shake wicked people out of it?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

New American Standard 1977
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
            And the wicked be shaken out of it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

King James 2000 Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

American King James Version
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

American Standard Version
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it?

Darby Bible Translation
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked might be shaken out of it?

English Revised Version
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?

Webster's Bible Translation
That it might take hold of the ends of earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

World English Bible
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?

Young's Literal Translation
To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
38:12-24 The Lord questions Job, to convince him of his ignorance, and shame him for his folly in prescribing to God. If we thus try ourselves, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. By the tender mercy of our God, the Day-spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those that sit in darkness, whose hearts are turned to it as clay to the seal, 2Co 4:6. God's way in the government of the world is said to be in the sea; this means, that it is hid from us. Let us make sure that the gates of heaven shall be opened to us on the other side of death, and then we need not fear the opening of the gates of death. It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels. We should neither in the brightest noon count upon perpetual day, nor in the darkest midnight despair of the return of the morning; and this applies to our inward as well as to our outward condition. What folly it is to strive against God! How much is it our interest to seek peace with him, and to keep in his love!
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
12"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place, 13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? 14"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.…
Cross References
Job 28:24
"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.

Job 34:25
"Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.

Job 34:26
"He strikes them like the wicked In a public place,

Job 36:6
"He does not keep the wicked alive, But gives justice to the afflicted.

Job 37:3
"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.

Job 38:12
"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,

Job 38:14
"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
Treasury of Scripture

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

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Exodus 14:27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned …

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