Job 38:30
New International Version
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?

New Living Translation
For the water turns to ice as hard as rock, and the surface of the water freezes.

English Standard Version
The waters become hard like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Berean Study Bible
when the waters become hard as stone and the surface of the deep is frozen?

King James Bible
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

New King James Version
The waters harden like stone, And the surface of the deep is frozen.

New American Standard Bible
“Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

NASB 1995
“Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

NASB 1977
“Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

Amplified Bible
“Water becomes like stone [and hides itself], And the surface of the deep is frozen and imprisoned.

Christian Standard Bible
when water becomes as hard as stone, and the surface of the watery depths is frozen?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when water becomes as hard as stone, and the surface of the watery depths is frozen?

American Standard Version
The waters hide themselves and become like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The waters are hardened like stone, and the surfaces of the depths are frozen

Brenton Septuagint Translation
which descends like flowing water? who has terrified the face of the ungodly?

Contemporary English Version
that fall in winter, when streams and lakes freeze solid as a rock?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The waters are hardened like a stone, and the surface of the deep is congealed.

English Revised Version
The waters are hidden as with stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Good News Translation
which turn the waters to stone and freeze the face of the sea?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The water hardens like a stone, and the surface of the ocean freezes over.

International Standard Version
when water solidifies like stone and the surface of the deepest sea freezes?

JPS Tanakh 1917
The waters are congealed like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

Literal Standard Version
Waters are hidden as a stone, And the face of the deep is captured.

NET Bible
when the waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen solid?

New Heart English Bible
The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.

World English Bible
The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.

Young's Literal Translation
As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
29From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gives birth to the frost from heaven, 30when the waters become hard as stone and the surface of the deep is frozen? 31Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?…

Cross References
Job 38:29
From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gives birth to the frost from heaven,

Job 38:31
Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?


Treasury of Scripture

The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

the face

Job 37:10
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

frozen.









(30) The waters are hid.--Or, The waters hide themselves and become like stone. Water loses its familiar quality, and is turned into stone.

Verse 30. The waters are hid as with a stone; rather, the waters are hardened like unto stone. When the frost comes, the waters are congealed and rendered as hard as stone. (So Dillmann and Canon Cook.) And the face of the deep is frozen. By "the deep" (תּהום) is certainly not meant here either the open ocean, which, in the latitudes known to the dwellers in South Western Asia, never freezes, or the Mediterranean. Some of the lakes which abound in the regions inhabited by Job and his friends are probably meant. These may occasionally have been thinly coated with ice in the times when the Book of Job was written (see the comment on Job 6:16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
when the waters
מַ֣יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

become hard
יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ (yiṯ·ḥab·bā·’ū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2244: To withdraw, hide

as stone,
כָּ֭אֶבֶן (kā·’e·ḇen)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

and the surface
וּפְנֵ֥י (ū·p̄ə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the deep
תְ֝ה֗וֹם (ṯə·hō·wm)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8415: An abyss, the deep

is frozen?
יִתְלַכָּֽדוּ׃ (yiṯ·lak·kā·ḏū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere


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