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.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath traced a fixed circle over the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath compassed the waters with bounds - The word rendered "compassed" (חוּג chûg), means to describe a circle - to mark out with a compass; and the reference is to the form of the horizon, which appears as a circle, and which seems to be marked out with a compass. A similar idea Milton has beautifully expressed in his account of the creation:
"Then staid the fervid wheels, and in his hand
He took the golden compasses, prepared
In God's eternal store, to circumscribe
This universe, and all created things:
One foot he centered, and the other turned
Round through the vast profundity obscure;
And said, 'Thus far extend thy bounds,
This be thy just cirrumference, O world! '"
Paradise Lost, B. vii.
In the passage before us, we have a statement of the ancient views of geography, and of the outer limits of the world. The earth was regarded as a circular plane, surrounded by waters, and those waters encompassed with perpetual night. This region of night - this outer limit of the world, was regarded as at the outer verge of the celestial hemisphere, and on this the concave of heaven seemed to rest. See Virgil, Geor. i.247.
Illie, ut perhibent, aut intempesta silet nox
Semper, et obtenta densantur, nocte tenebrae;
LibraryWhether Fear Remains in Heaven
Whether Fear Remains in Heaven We proceed to the eleventh article thus: 1. It seems that fear does not remain in heaven. For it is said in Prov. 1:33: " . . . shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil," and this is to be understood as referring to those who already enjoy wisdom in eternal blessedness. Now all fear is fear of evil, since evil is the object of fear, as was said in Arts. 2 and 5, and in 12ae, Q. 42, Art. 1. There will therefore be no fear in heaven. 2. Again, in heaven …
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The Power of the Holy Ghost
"The pillars of heaven tremble And are amazed at His rebuke.
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
"Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,
That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?
"Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
"When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
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