Job 38:16
New International Version
"Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?

New Living Translation
"Have you explored the springs from which the seas come? Have you explored their depths?

English Standard Version
“Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Berean Study Bible
Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea or walked in the trenches of the deep?

New American Standard Bible
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?

King James Bible
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

Christian Standard Bible
Have you traveled to the sources of the sea or walked in the depths of the oceans?

Contemporary English Version
Job, have you ever walked on the ocean floor?

Good News Translation
Have you been to the springs in the depths of the sea? Have you walked on the floor of the ocean?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you traveled to the sources of the sea or walked in the depths of the oceans?

International Standard Version
"Have you been to the source of the sea and walked about in the recesses of the deepest ocean?

NET Bible
Have you gone to the springs that fill the sea, or walked about in the recesses of the deep?

New Heart English Bible
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have you gone to the springs in the sea or walked through the valleys of the ocean depths?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

New American Standard 1977
“Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked searching out the deep?

King James 2000 Bible
Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in search of the depths?

American King James Version
Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?

American Standard Version
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Or hast thou gone to the source of the sea, and walked in the tracks of the deep?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep?

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou entered as far as the springs of the sea? and hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

English Revised Version
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

World English Bible
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou come in to springs of the sea? And in searching the deep Hast thou walked up and down?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
15Light is withheld from the wicked, and their upraised arm is broken. 16Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea or walked in the trenches of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?…
Cross References
Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.

Genesis 8:2
The springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Proverbs 8:24
When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when no springs were overflowing with water.

Proverbs 8:28
when He established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep gushed forth,

Treasury of Scripture

Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?

the springs

Psalm 77:19
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Proverbs 8:24
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.

walked

Job 26:5,6
Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof…







Lexicon
Have you journeyed
הֲ֭בָאתָ (hă·ḇā·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

the vents
נִבְכֵי־ (niḇ·ḵê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5033: A fountain

of the sea
יָ֑ם (yām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

or walked
הִתְהַלָּֽכְתָּ׃ (hiṯ·hal·lā·ḵə·tā)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in the trenches
וּבְחֵ֥קֶר (ū·ḇə·ḥê·qer)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2714: A searching, a thing (to be) searched out

of the deep?
תְּ֝ה֗וֹם (tə·hō·wm)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8415: An abyss, the deep
(16) The search of the depth--i.e., the secret recesses of it. The "springs of the sea" are rather, perhaps, the mazes, intricacies, &c. of the trackless, pathless deep. This leads to the cognate thought of the bottomless pit of death (Job 38:17).

Verse 16. - Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? The emphasis is on the word "springs," which means sources, origin, or deepest depths (see the Septuagint, which has πηγή, and the Vulgate, which has profunda). Canst thou go to the bottom of anything, explore its secrets, explain its cause and origin? Or hast thou walked in the search (rather, the deep places) of the depth? Art thou not as ignorant as other men of all these remote and secret things? Physical science is now attempting the material exploration of the ocean-depths, but "deep-sea dredgings" bring us no nearer to the origin, cause, or mode of creation of the great watery mass. 38:12-24 The Lord questions Job, to convince him of his ignorance, and shame him for his folly in prescribing to God. If we thus try ourselves, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. By the tender mercy of our God, the Day-spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those that sit in darkness, whose hearts are turned to it as clay to the seal, 2Co 4:6. God's way in the government of the world is said to be in the sea; this means, that it is hid from us. Let us make sure that the gates of heaven shall be opened to us on the other side of death, and then we need not fear the opening of the gates of death. It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels. We should neither in the brightest noon count upon perpetual day, nor in the darkest midnight despair of the return of the morning; and this applies to our inward as well as to our outward condition. What folly it is to strive against God! How much is it our interest to seek peace with him, and to keep in his love!
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