Proverbs 8:28
New International Version
when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,

New Living Translation
I was there when he set the clouds above, when he established springs deep in the earth.

English Standard Version
when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,

Berean Study Bible
when He established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep gushed forth,

King James Bible
When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

New King James Version
When He established the clouds above, When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,

New American Standard Bible
When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,

NASB 1995
When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,

NASB 1977
When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,

Amplified Bible
When He made firm the skies above, When the fountains and springs of the deep became fixed and strong,

Christian Standard Bible
when he placed the skies above, when the fountains of the ocean gushed out,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when He placed the skies above, when the fountains of the ocean gushed out,

American Standard Version
When he made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep became strong,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he empowered the clouds from above and when he strengthened the springs of the depths,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and when he strengthened the clouds above; and when he secured the fountains of the earth:

Contemporary English Version
I was with him when he placed the clouds in the sky and created the springs that fill the ocean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters:

English Revised Version
When he made firm the sides above: when the fountains of the deep became strong:

Good News Translation
when he placed the clouds in the sky, when he opened the springs of the ocean

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when he established the skies above, when he determined the currents in the ocean,

International Standard Version
when he made the clouds from above, when the springs of the depths were established,

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep showed their might,

Literal Standard Version
In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep,

NET Bible
when he established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep grew strong,

New Heart English Bible
when he established the clouds above, when the springs of the deep became strong,

World English Bible
when he established the clouds above, when the springs of the deep became strong,

Young's Literal Translation
In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
27I was there when He established the heavens, when He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, 28when He established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep gushed forth, 29when He set a boundary for the sea, so that the waters would not surpass His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth.…

Cross References
Job 38:16
Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea or walked in the trenches of the deep?

Proverbs 3:19
The LORD founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding.

Proverbs 8:27
I was there when He established the heavens, when He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,

Proverbs 8:29
when He set a boundary for the sea, so that the waters would not surpass His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:









(28) When he established the clouds above.--Literally, made firm; comp. Genesis 1:6.

When he strengthened the fountains of the deep.--More probably, when they flowed forth with strength.

Verse 28. - When he established the clouds above. The reference is to the waters above the firmament (Genesis 1:7), which are suspended in the ether; and the idea is that God thus made this medium capable of sustaining them. Vulgate, Quando aethera firmabat sursum; Septuagint, "When he made strong the clouds above" (comp. Job 26:8). When he strengthened the fountains of the deep; rather, as in the Revised Version, when the fountains of the deep became strong; i.e. when the great deep (Genesis 7:11) burst forth with power (comp. Job 38:16). The Septuagint anticipates the following details by here rendering, "When he made secure the fountains of the earth beneath the heaven."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
when He established
בְּאַמְּצ֣וֹ (bə·’am·mə·ṣōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 553: To be stout, strong, bold, alert

the clouds
שְׁחָקִ֣ים (šə·ḥā·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7834: A powder, a thin vapor, the firmament

above,
מִמָּ֑עַל (mim·mā·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

when the fountains
עִינ֥וֹת (‘î·nō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the deep
תְּהוֹם׃‪‬ (tə·hō·wm)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8415: An abyss, the deep

gushed forth,
בַּ֝עֲז֗וֹז (ba·‘ă·zō·wz)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5810: To be strong


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