|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
King James Bible
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
American Standard Version
When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;
Young's Literal Translation
In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,
Proverbs 8:29 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When he gave to the sea his decree - When he assigned its limits, adjusted its saltness, and proportioned the extent of the surface to the quantity of vapors to be raised from it, for the irrigation of the terrene surface.
The foundations of the earth - Those irreversible laws by which all its motions are governed; its annual and diurnal rotation, and particularly its centrifugal and centripetal forces; by the former of which it has its annual motion round the sun like all other planets; and by the latter all its particles are prevented from flying off, notwithstanding the great velocity of its motion round its own axis, which causes one thousand and forty-two miles of its equator to pass under any given point in the heavens in the course of a single hour! These are, properly speaking, the foundations of the earth; the principles on which it is constructed, and the laws by which it is governed.
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Genesis 1:9,10 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...
Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb...
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.
Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...
when he appointed
Job 38:4-7 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding...
Proverbs 8:29 Parallel CommentariesAppointed Assigned Bases Bound Boundary Command Commandment Decree Decreeing Earth Foundations Imposed Limit Marked Position Sea Setting Transgress Violate Water Waters WordAppointed Assigned Bases Bound Boundary Command Commandment Decree Decreeing Earth Foundations Imposed Limit Marked Position Sea Setting Transgress Violate Water Waters WordTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 26:10 He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
Job 38:4 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
Job 38:5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?
Job 38:6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone--
Job 38:8 "Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
Job 38:10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,
Psalm 104:5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.