Job 26:10
New International Version
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.

New Living Translation
He created the horizon when he separated the waters; he set the boundary between day and night.

English Standard Version
He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Berean Study Bible
He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

New American Standard Bible
"He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters At the boundary of light and darkness.

King James Bible
He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Christian Standard Bible
He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Contemporary English Version
On the surface of the ocean, God has drawn a boundary line between light and darkness.

Good News Translation
He divided light from darkness by a circle drawn on the face of the sea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He laid out the horizon on the surface of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

International Standard Version
He has delimited a boundary over the surface of the oceans as a limit between light and darkness.

NET Bible
He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters as a boundary between light and darkness.

New Heart English Bible
He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters, and to the confines of light and darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He marks the horizon on the surface of the water at the boundary where light meets dark.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath described a boundary upon the face of the waters, Unto the confines of light and darkness.

New American Standard 1977
“He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters, At the boundary of light and darkness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has compassed the waters with bounds until the end of light and darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
He has drawn a circle on the waters at the boundary where the day and night come together.

American King James Version
He has compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

American Standard Version
He hath described a boundary upon the face of the waters, Unto the confines of light and darkness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has encompassed the face of the water by an appointed ordinance, until the end of light and darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath set bounds about the waters, till light and darkness come to an end.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath traced a fixed circle over the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness.

English Revised Version
He hath described a boundary upon the face of the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath encompassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

World English Bible
He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters, and to the confines of light and darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
A limit He hath placed on the waters, Unto the boundary of light with darkness.
Study Bible
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
9He covers the face of the full moon, spreading His cloud over it. 10He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. 11The foundations of heaven quake, astounded at His rebuke.…
Cross References
Job 26:11
The foundations of heaven quake, astounded at His rebuke.

Job 38:1
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

Job 38:19
Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,

Job 38:20
so you can lead it back to its border? Do you know the paths to its home?

Job 38:24
In which direction is the lightning dispersed, or the east wind scattered over the earth?

Proverbs 8:27
I was there when He established the heavens, when He inscribed the horizon on the face of the deep,

Proverbs 8:29
when He set a boundary for the sea, so that the waters would not surpass His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

He has compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

compassed

Job 38:8-11
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? …

Psalm 33:7
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Psalm 104:6-9
Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains…

until

Genesis 8:22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Isaiah 54:9,10
For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee…

day and night come to an end.







Lexicon
He has inscribed
חָ֭ג (ḥāḡ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2328: To draw around, make a circle

a horizon
חֹֽק־ (ḥōq-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the face
פְּנֵי־ (pə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the waters
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

at
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the boundary
תַּכְלִ֖ית (taḵ·lîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8503: Completion, an extremity

between
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

light
א֣וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

and darkness.
חֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness
(10) He hath compassed the waters with bounds.--Rather, He hath described a circle upon the face of the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness. The phenomenon described is that of the horizon at sea, which is a perfect circle, and which is the limit apparently of light, and beyond which is darkness, for all is invisible.

Verse 10. - He hath compassed the waters with bounds. God restrains within limits alike the "waters that are above the firmament" and those that are beneath it (Job 38:11). The boundary is placed, somewhat vaguely, "at the confines of light and darkness." Until the day and night come to an end is a mistranslation. 26:5-14 Many striking instances are here given of the wisdom and power of God, in the creation and preservation of the world. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of God's almighty power. By his Spirit, the eternal Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, the breath of his mouth, Ps 33:6, he has not only made the heavens, but beautified them. By redemption, all the other wonderful works of the Lord are eclipsed; and we may draw near, and taste his grace, learn to love him, and walk with delight in his ways. The ground of the controversy between Job and the other disputants was, that they unjustly thought from his afflictions that he must have been guilty of heinous crimes. They appear not to have duly considered the evil and just desert of original sin; nor did they take into account the gracious designs of God in purifying his people. Job also darkened counsel by words without knowledge. But his views were more distinct. He does not appear to have alleged his personal righteousness as the ground of his hope towards God. Yet what he admitted in a general view of his case, he in effect denied, while he complained of his sufferings as unmerited and severe; that very complaint proving the necessity for their being sent, in order to his being further humbled in the sight of God.
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