New International Version
"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
King James Bible
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
Darby Bible Translation
And who shut up the sea with doors, when it burst forth, issuing out of the womb?
World English Bible
"Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb,
Young's Literal Translation
And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who shut up the sea with doors - Who gathered the waters together into one place, and fixed the sea its limits, so that it cannot overpass them to inundate the earth?
When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? - This is a very fine metaphor. The sea is represented as a newly born infant issuing from the womb of the void and formless chaos; and the delicate circumstance of the liquor amnii, which bursts out previously to the birth of the foetus, alluded to. The allusion to the birth of a child is carried on in the next verse.
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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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So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,
when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,
You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
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.
Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!
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