Job 38:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

New Living Translation
"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much.

English Standard Version
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

New American Standard Bible
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding,

King James Bible
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where were you when I established the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

International Standard Version
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of my earth? Tell me, since you're so informed!

NET Bible
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you possess understanding!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me if you have [such] insight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast the understanding.

New American Standard 1977
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
            Tell Me, if you have understanding,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Cause me to know, if thou hast understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

American King James Version
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

American Standard Version
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth ? tell me if thou hast understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
Where wast thou when I founded the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.

English Revised Version
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

World English Bible
"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
Where wast thou when I founded earth? Declare, if thou hast known understanding.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
38:4-11 For the humbling of Job, God here shows him his ignorance, even concerning the earth and the sea. As we cannot find fault with God's work, so we need not fear concerning it. The works of his providence, as well as the work of creation, never can be broken; and the work of redemption is no less firm, of which Christ himself is both the Foundation and the Corner-stone. The church stands as firm as the earth.
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
3"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! 4"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, 5Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?…
Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 2:4
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.

1 Samuel 2:8
"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.

Job 15:7
"Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Job 34:13
"Who gave Him authority over the earth? And who has laid on Him the whole world?

Psalm 104:5
He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

Proverbs 8:29
When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!

Isaiah 40:14
With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding?

Jeremiah 10:12
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
Treasury of Scripture

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Where

Proverbs 8:22,29,30 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…

Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the …

I

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Psalm 102:25 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens …

Psalm 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Hebrews 1:2,10 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

hast. Heb. knowest

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