Job 38:18
New International Version
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

New Living Translation
Do you realize the extent of the earth? Tell me about it if you know!

English Standard Version
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this.

Berean Study Bible
Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

New American Standard Bible
"Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

King James Bible
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

Christian Standard Bible
Have you comprehended the extent of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

Contemporary English Version
And how large is the earth? Tell me, if you know!

Good News Translation
Have you any idea how big the world is? Answer me if you know.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you comprehended the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

International Standard Version
Do you understand the breadth of the earth? Tell me, since you know it all!

NET Bible
Have you considered the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know it all!

New Heart English Bible
Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have you [even] considered how wide the earth is? Tell me, if you know all of this!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast thou surveyed unto the breadths of the earth? Declare, if thou knowest it all.

New American Standard 1977
“Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all.

King James 2000 Bible
Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.

American King James Version
Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.

American Standard Version
Hast thou comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And hast thou been instructed in the breadth of the whole earth under heaven? tell me now, what is the extent of it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things?

Darby Bible Translation
Hath thine understanding compassed the breadths of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all.

English Revised Version
Hast thou comprehended the breadth of the earth? declare, if thou knowest it all.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

World English Bible
Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare -- if thou hast known it all.
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
17Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this. 19Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,…
Cross References
Job 28:24
For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

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

Treasury of Scripture

Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.

Psalm 74:17
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 89:11,12
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them…

Isaiah 40:28
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.







Lexicon
Have you surveyed
הִ֭תְבֹּנַנְתָּ (hiṯ·bō·nan·tā)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

the extent
רַחֲבֵי־ (ra·ḥă·ḇê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7338: Breadth, broad expanse

of the earth?
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

Tell [Me],
הַ֝גֵּ֗ד (hag·gêḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you know
יָדַ֥עְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

all this.
כֻלָּֽהּ׃ (ḵul·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every
(18) Perceived.--Or rather, perhaps, comprehended.

The breadth of the earth.--The earth being conceived of as a vast plain (comp. Job 38:13). Unscientific as all this language is, it is not a little remarkable that the majestic sublimity of it is not one whit affected thereby.

Verse 18. - Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? literally, the breadths; i.e. the dimensions generally. The exact dimensions are probably not even yet known. Job can scarcely have had any conception of them. To him the earth was probably a vast plain, extended, he knew not how far, in all directions. Declare if thou knowest it all (comp. vers. 4, 5, and 21). 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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