New International Version
when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,
King James Bible
And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
Darby Bible Translation
When I cut out for it my boundary, and set bars and doors,
World English Bible
marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors,
Young's Literal Translation
And I measure over it My statute, And place bar and doors,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And brake up for it my decreed place - This refers to the decree, Genesis 1:9 : "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place."
And set bars and doors - And let the dry land appear. This formed the bars and doors of the sea; the land being everywhere a barrier against the encroachments and inundations of the sea; and great rivers, bays, creeks, etc., the doors by which it passes into the interior of continents, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
brake up for it my decreed place. or, established my decree upon it
LibraryAugust 11 Evening
Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, …
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And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I said, 'This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt'?
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.
You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
Should you not fear me?" declares the LORD. "Should you not tremble in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.
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