Job 38:14
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New International Version
The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment.

New Living Translation
As the light approaches, the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors.

English Standard Version
It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment.

New American Standard Bible
"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.

King James Bible
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth is changed as clay is by a seal; its hills stand out like the folds of a garment.

International Standard Version
Like clay is molded by a signet ring, the earth's hills and valleys then stand out like the colors of a garment.

NET Bible
The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features are dyed like a garment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The earth changes like clay stamped by a seal, and [parts of it] stand out like [folds in] clothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is changed as clay under the seal; And they stand as a garment.

New American Standard 1977
“It is changed like clay under the seal;
            And they stand forth like a garment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is transformed as clay to the seal and then stands as a garment;

King James 2000 Bible
It is turned as clay under the seal; and they stand out as a garment.

American King James Version
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

American Standard Version
It is changed as clay under the seal; And all things'stand forth as a garment:

Douay-Rheims Bible
The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment :

Darby Bible Translation
It is changed like the signet-clay; and [all things] stand forth as in a garment:

English Revised Version
It is changed as clay under the seal; and all things stand forth as a garment:

Webster's Bible Translation
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

World English Bible
It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment.

Young's Literal Translation
It turneth itself as clay of a seal And they station themselves as clothed.
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
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. 15"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.…
Cross References
Job 38:13
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

Job 38:15
"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
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