Job 38:8
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New International Version
"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

New Living Translation
"Who kept the sea inside its boundaries as it burst from the womb,

English Standard Version
“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb,

New American Standard Bible
"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;

King James Bible
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who enclosed the sea behind doors when it burst from the womb,

International Standard Version
"Who enclosed the sea with limits when it gushed out of the womb,

NET Bible
"Who shut up the sea with doors when it burst forth, coming out of the womb,

New Heart English Bible
"Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Who shut the sea behind gates when it burst through and came out of the womb,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or who shut up the sea with doors, When it broke forth, and issued out of the womb;

New American Standard 1977
“Or who enclosed the sea with doors,
            When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

King James 2000 Bible
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

American King James Version
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

American Standard Version
Or who'shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb :

Darby Bible Translation
And who shut up the sea with doors, when it burst forth, issuing out of the womb?

English Revised Version
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb;

Webster's Bible Translation
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

World English Bible
"Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb,

Young's Literal Translation
And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
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
7When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; 9When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,…
Cross References
Genesis 1:7
God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

Genesis 1:9
Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.

Job 28:25
"When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure,

Job 38:9
When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,

Psalm 104:6
You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.

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 40:12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?

Jeremiah 5:22
'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD. 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.
Treasury of Scripture

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

who

Job 38:10 And broke up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

Genesis 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together …

Psalm 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up …

Psalm 104:9 You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn …

Proverbs 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass …

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence…

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Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who …

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