New American Standard Bible
Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?
King James Bible
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Darby Bible Translation
Who set the measures thereof if thou knowest? or who stretched a line upon it?
World English Bible
Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it?
Young's Literal Translation
Who placed its measures -- if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched out upon it a line?
Job 38:5 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who hath laid the measures thereof - That is, as an architect applies his measures when he rears a house.
If thou knowest - Or rather, "for thou knowest." The expression is wholly ironical, and is designed to rebuke Job's pretensions of being able to explain the divine administration.
Or who hath stretched the line upon it - As a carpenter uses a line to mark out his work; see the notes at Isaiah 28:17. The earth is represented as a building, the plan of which was laid out beforehand, and which was then made according to the sketch of the architect. It is not, therefore, the work of chance or fate. It is laid out and constructed according to a wise plan, and in a method evincing infinite skill.
LibraryThe Tragic Break in the Plan.
The Jerusalem Climate: the contrasting receptions, Luke 2. the music of heaven, Job 38:6, 7. Luke 2:13, 14. pick out the choruses of Revelation, the crowning book.--the after-captivity leaders, see Ezra and Nehemiah--ideals and ideas--present leaders--Herod--the high priest--the faithful few, Luke 2:25, 38. 23:51. The Bethlehem Fog: Matthew 1 and 2. Luke 2. a foggy shadow--suspicion of Mary--a stable cradle--murder of babes--star-students--senate meeting--a troubled city-flight--Galilee. The …
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"Who gave Him authority over the earth? And who has laid on Him the whole world?
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;
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?
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