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"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth 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?
American Standard Version
Or who'shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb;
Young's Literal Translation
And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
Job 38:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who shut up the sea with doors - Who gathered the waters together into one place, and fixed the sea its limits, so that it cannot overpass them to inundate the earth?
When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? - This is a very fine metaphor. The sea is represented as a newly born infant issuing from the womb of the void and formless chaos; and the delicate circumstance of the liquor amnii, which bursts out previously to the birth of the foetus, alluded to. The allusion to the birth of a child is carried on in the next verse.
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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 to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Psalm 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.
Psalm 104:9 You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Proverbs 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...
Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
Job 38:8 Parallel CommentariesBirth Brake Broke Burst Bursting Doors Enclosed Forth Issued Issuing Pushing Sea Secret Shut Shutteth WombBirth Brake Broke Burst Bursting Doors Enclosed Forth Issued Issuing Pushing Sea Secret Shut Shutteth WombTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 1:7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.
Genesis 1:9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
Job 28:25 When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,
Job 38:9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,
Psalm 104:6 You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
Proverbs 8:29 when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
Proverbs 30:4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!