New Living Translation
"Who kept the sea inside its boundaries as it burst 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
38:8 Doors - Who was it, that set bounds to the vast and raging ocean, and shut it up, as it were with doors within its proper place, that it might not overflow the earth? Break forth - From the womb or bowels of the earth, within which the waters were for the most part contained, and out of which they were by God's command brought forth into the channel which God had appointed for them.
LibraryThe Joy of the Lord.
IT is written "the joy of the Lord is your strength." Every child of God knows in some measure what it is to rejoice in the Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ must ever be the sole object of the believer's joy, and as eyes and heart look upon Him, we, too, like "the strangers scattered abroad" to whom Peter wrote shall "rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory" (1 Pet. i:8). But it is upon our heart to meditate with our beloved readers on the joy of our adorable Lord, as his own personal joy. The …
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The Evil of Sin visible in the Fall of Angels and Men.
Whether it was Fitting that the Gathering Together of the Waters Should Take Place, as Recorded, on the Third Day?
And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens.
Then God said, "Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear." And that is what happened.
He decided how hard the winds should blow and how much rain should fall.
and as I clothed it with clouds and wrapped it in thick darkness?
You clothed the earth with floods of water, water that covered even the mountains.
I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth's foundations,
Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world? What is his name--and his son's name? Tell me if you know!
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