Job 38:30
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New International Version
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?

New Living Translation
For the water turns to ice as hard as rock, and the surface of the water freezes.

English Standard Version
The waters become hard like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

New American Standard Bible
"Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

King James Bible
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when water becomes as hard as stone, and the surface of the watery depths is frozen?

International Standard Version
when water solidifies like stone and the surface of the deepest sea freezes?

NET Bible
when the waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen solid?

New Heart English Bible
The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The water hardens like a stone, and the surface of the ocean freezes over.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The waters are congealed like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

New American Standard 1977
“Water becomes hard like stone,
            And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The waters harden as stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

King James 2000 Bible
The waters harden like a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

American King James Version
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

American Standard Version
The waters hide themselves and become like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The waters are hardened like a stone, and the surface of the deep is congealed.

Darby Bible Translation
When the waters lie hidden as in stone, and the face of the deep holdeth fast together.

English Revised Version
The waters are hidden as with stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Webster's Bible Translation
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

World English Bible
The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.

Young's Literal Translation
As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
29"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? 30"Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned. 31"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?…
Cross References
Job 38:29
"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

Job 38:31
"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?
Treasury of Scripture

The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

the face

Job 37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters …

frozen. Heb. taken

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