Job 9:8
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New International Version
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

King James Bible
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the high waves of the sea;

World English Bible
He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
Stretching out the heavens by Himself, And treading on the heights of the sea,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And treadeth upon the waves - This is a very majestic image. God not only walks upon the waters, but when the sea runs mountains high, he steps from billow to billow in his almighty and essential majesty. There is a similar sentiment in David, Psalm 29:10 : "The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever." But both are far outdone by the Psalmist, Psalm 18:9-15, and especially in these words, Psalm 18:10, He did fly on the wings of the wind. Job is great, but in every respect David is greater.

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Job 37:18 Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

Genesis 1:6,7 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters...

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 104:2,3 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain...

Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth...

Isaiah 44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things...

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth...

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth...

treadeth

Job 38:11 And said, Till now shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves be stayed?

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves...

Matthew 14:25-30 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea...

John 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the ship...

waves. Heb. heights

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March 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
The sermon of this morning is intended to be another blow against our self-righteousness. If it will not die, at least let us spare no arrows against it; let us draw the bow, and if the shaft cannot penetrate its heart, it may at least stick in its flesh and help to worry it to its grave. I. Endeavouring to keep close to my text, I shall start with this first point--that THE PLEA OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CONTRADICTS ITSELF. "If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me." Come, friend, thou who
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether Doubts Should be Interpreted for the Best?
Objection 1: It would seem that doubts should not be interpreted for the best. Because we should judge from what happens for the most part. But it happens for the most part that evil is done, since "the number of fools is infinite" (Eccles. 1:15), "for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth" (Gn. 8:21). Therefore doubts should be interpreted for the worst rather than for the best. Objection 2: Further, Augustine says (De Doctr. Christ. i, 27) that "he leads a
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Later English Reformers
While Luther was opening a closed Bible to the people of Germany, Tyndale was impelled by the Spirit of God to do the same for England. Wycliffe's Bible had been translated from the Latin text, which contained many errors. It had never been printed, and the cost of manuscript copies was so great that few but wealthy men or nobles could procure it; and, furthermore, being strictly proscribed by the church, it had had a comparatively narrow circulation. In 1516, a year before the appearance of Luther's
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Job 26:7
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

Job 26:13
By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.

Job 37:18
can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

Job 38:16
"Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Psalm 77:19
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

Psalm 104:2
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent

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