Psalm 33:7
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New International Version
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.

King James Bible
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Darby Bible Translation
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap; he layeth up the deeps in storehouses.

World English Bible
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

Young's Literal Translation
Gathering as a heap the waters of the sea, Putting in treasuries the depths.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He gathereth the waters of the sea together - He separated the water from the earth and, while the latter was collected into continents, islands, mountains, hills, and valleys, the former was collected into one place, and called seas; and by his all-controlling power and providence the waters have been retained in their place, so that they have not returned to drown the earth: and he has so adapted the solar and sonar influence exerted on the waters, that the tides are only raised to certain heights, so that they cannot overflow the shores, nor become dissipated in the atmospheric regions. In this one economy there is a whole circle of science. The quantity of matter in the sun, moon, and in the earth, are all adjusted to each other in this astonishing provision: the course of the moon, and the diurnal and annual revolutions of the earth, are all concerned here; and so concerned, that it requires some of the nicest of the Newtonian calculations to ascertain the laws by which the whole is affected.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He gathereth

Psalm 104:6-9 You covered it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains...

Genesis 1:9,10 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so...

Job 26:10 He has compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb...

Proverbs 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

heap

Exodus 15:8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap...

Joshua 3:13,16 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the earth...

Habakkuk 3:15 You did walk through the sea with your horses, through the heap of great waters.

Library
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe.
There are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit's work has a far wider scope than this. We are taught in the Bible that the Holy Spirit has a threefold work in the material universe. I. The creation of the material universe and of man is effected through the agency of the Holy Spirit. We read in Ps. xxxiii. 6, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." We
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"The Spirit of God hath made me."--Job xxxiii. 4. Understanding somewhat the characteristic note of the work of the Holy Spirit, let us see what this work was and is and shall be. The Father brings forth, the Son disposes and arranges, the Holy Spirit perfects. There is one God and Father of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things; but what does the Scripture say of the special work the Holy Spirit did in creation and is still doing? For the sake of order we examine
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Genesis 1:10
God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.

Exodus 15:8
By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.

Joshua 3:16
the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

Job 38:10
when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,

Psalm 78:13
He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand up like a wall.

Psalm 104:8
they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.

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