New American Standard Bible
You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
King James Bible
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast set a bound which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth.
World English Bible
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they don't turn again to cover the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
A border Thou hast set, they pass not over, They turn not back to cover the earth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That they turn not again to cover the earth - As it was before the dry land appeared; or as the earth was when "darkness was upon the face of the deep" Genesis 1:2, and when all was mingled earth and water. It is "possible" that in connection with this, the psalmist may also have had his eye on the facts connected with the deluge in the time of Noah, and the promise then made that the world should no more be destroyed by a flood, Genesis 9:11, Genesis 9:15.
LibraryOf Good Angels
"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" Heb. 1:14. 1. Many of the ancient Heathens had (probably from tradition) some notion of good and evil angels. They had some conception of a superior order of beings, between men and God, whom the Greeks generally termed demons, (knowing ones,) and the Romans, genii. Some of these they supposed to be kind and benevolent, delighting in doing good; others, to be malicious and cruel, delighting in …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, How Manifold are Thy Works; in Wisdom Hast Thou Made them All; the Earth is Full of Thy Riches.
Epistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,
And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop '?
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;
'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD. 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.
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