Job 38:6
New International Version
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone--

New Living Translation
What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone

English Standard Version
On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone,

Berean Study Bible
On what were its foundations laid, or who set its core in place—

New American Standard Bible
"On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,

King James Bible
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Christian Standard Bible
What supports its foundations? Or who laid its cornerstone

Contemporary English Version
What supports the foundation? Who placed the cornerstone,

Good News Translation
What holds up the pillars that support the earth? Who laid the cornerstone of the world?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What supports its foundations? Or who laid its cornerstone

International Standard Version
On what were its bases set? Who laid its corner stone

NET Bible
On what were its bases set, or who laid its cornerstone--

New Heart English Bible
Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On what were its footings sunk? Who laid its cornerstone

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,

New American Standard 1977
“On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Upon what are its foundations founded? Or who laid its corner stone;

King James 2000 Bible
On what are its foundations fastened? or who laid its cornerstone;

American King James Version
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

American Standard Version
Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
On what are its rings fastened? and who is he that laid the corner-stone upon it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof,

Darby Bible Translation
Whereupon were the foundations thereof sunken? or who laid its corner-stone,

English Revised Version
Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Webster's Bible Translation
Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone;

World English Bible
Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,

Young's Literal Translation
On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
5Who fixed its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched a measuring line across it? 6On what were its foundations laid, or who set its core in place— 7while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?…
Cross References
Job 26:7
He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth upon nothing.

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

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Whereupon

Job 26:7
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

Psalm 24:2
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

foundations.

Exodus 26:18-25
And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward…

fastened.

Psalm 118:22
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Psalm 144:12
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.







Lexicon
On what
מָ֭ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

were its foundations
אֲדָנֶ֣יהָ (’ă·ḏā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 134: A base, pedestal

laid,
הָטְבָּ֑עוּ (hā·ṭə·bā·‘ū)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2883: To sink, sink down

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

set
יָ֝רָ֗ה (yā·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

its core {in place}—
אֶ֣בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone
Verse 6. - Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? These details follow naturally upon the adoption of the particular metaphor of a house or building. They are not to be pressed. The object is to impress on Job his utter ignorance of God's ways in creation. Or who laid the corner-stone thereof? Who gave the last finishing touch to the work (see Psalm 118:22; Zechariah 4:7)? Canst thou tell? If not, why enter into controversy with the Creator? 38:4-11 For the humbling of Job, God here shows him his ignorance, even concerning the earth and the sea. As we cannot find fault with God's work, so we need not fear concerning it. The works of his providence, as well as the work of creation, never can be broken; and the work of redemption is no less firm, of which Christ himself is both the Foundation and the Corner-stone. The church stands as firm as the earth.
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