English Standard Version
who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea;
King James Bible
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
American Standard Version
That alone stretcheth out the heavens, And treadeth upon the waves of the sea;
Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and walketh upon the waves of the sea.
English Revised Version
Which alone stretcheth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Webster's Bible Translation
Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Job 9:8 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
1 Then Job began, and said:
2 Yea, indeed, I know it is thus,
And how should a man be just with God!
3 Should he wish to contend with God,
He could not answer Him one of a thousand.
4 The wise in heart and mighty in strength,
Who hath defied Him and remained unhurt?
Job does not (Job 9:1) refer to what Eliphaz said (Job 4:17), which is similar, though still not exactly the same; but "indeed I know it is so" must be supposed to be an assert to that which Bildad had said immediately before. The chief thought of Bildad's speech was, that God does not pervert what is right. Certainly (אמנם, scilicet, nimirum, like Job 12:2), - says Job, as he ironically confirms this maxim of Bildad's, - it is so: what God does is always right, because God does it; how could man maintain that he is in the right in opposition to God! If God should be willing to enter into controversy with man, he would not be able to give Him information on one of a thousand subjects that might be brought into discussion; he would be so confounded, so disarmed, by reason of the infinite distance of the feeble creature from his Creator. The attributes (Job 9:4) belong not to man (Olshausen), but to God, as Job 36:5. God is wise of heart (לב equals νοῦς) in putting one question after another, and mighty in strength in bringing to nought every attempt man may make to maintain his own right; to defy Him (הקשׁה, to harden, i.e., ערף, the neck), therefore, always tends to the discomfiture of him who dares to bid Him defiance.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
waves. Heb. heights
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.
By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.
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