Psalm 104:9
New International Version
You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.

New Living Translation
Then you set a firm boundary for the seas, so they would never again cover the earth.

English Standard Version
You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.

Berean Study Bible
You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.

New American Standard Bible
You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.

King James Bible
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never cover the earth again.

Contemporary English Version
Now you have set boundaries, so that the water will never flood the earth again.

Good News Translation
You set a boundary they can never pass, to keep them from covering the earth again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never cover the earth again.

International Standard Version
You have set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.

NET Bible
You set up a boundary for them that they could not cross, so that they would not cover the earth again.

New Heart English Bible
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they do not turn again to cover the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have set borders for them which they will not cross and cover the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Water cannot cross the boundary you set and cannot come back to cover the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou didst set a bound which they should not pass over, That they might not return to cover the earth.

New American Standard 1977
Thou didst set a boundary that they may not pass over; That they may not return to cover the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over, that they not turn again to cover the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

American King James Version
You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

American Standard Version
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass, neither shall they turn again to cover the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast set a bound which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth.

English Revised Version
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

World English Bible
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they don't turn again to cover the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
A border Thou hast set, they pass not over, They turn not back to cover the earth.
Study Bible
How Many Are Your Works, O LORD!
8the mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place You appointed for them— 9You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth. 10He sends forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains.…
Cross References
Job 38:10
when I fixed its boundaries and set in place its bars and doors,

Job 38:11
and I declared: 'You may come this far, but no farther; here your proud waves must stop'?

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.

Jeremiah 5:22
Do you not fear Me? declares the LORD. Do you not tremble before Me, the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea, an enduring barrier it cannot cross? The waves surge, but they cannot prevail. They roar but cannot cross it.

Treasury of Scripture

You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

hast set

Psalm 33:7
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Genesis 9:11-15
And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth…

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







Lexicon
You set
שַׂ֭מְתָּ (mə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a boundary
גְּֽבוּל־ (gə·ḇū·l·śa-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

they cannot
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

cross;
יַֽעֲבֹר֑וּן (ya·‘ă·ḇō·rūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

they will never
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

again
יְ֝שׁוּב֗וּן (yə·šū·ḇūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

cover
לְכַסּ֥וֹת (lə·ḵas·sō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(9) A bound.--It is striking to observe what a deep impression their little line of coast, the barrier which beat off the waves of the Mediterranean, made on the Hebrew mind. The sea was an object of dread. Or if dread passes into reverent wonder, as in Psalm 104:25-26, it ends there; the Jew never took delight in the sea. Hence, the coast has for him only one purpose and suggestion. It is not for enjoyment or recreation, or even for uses of commerce. It is simply the defence set by God against the hostile waters.

Verse 9. - Thou hast set (or, didst set) a bound that they may not (rather, might not) pass over (comp. Job 38:10, 11; Jeremiah 5:22). The Deluge is for the time beyond the ken of the poet, who is singing God's greatness in nature, and in the general laws under which he has placed it. Neither turn again to cover the earth. This law, once Broken by the miracle of the Deluge, was thenceforth made absolute and inviolable (Genesis 9:15). 104:1-9 Every object we behold calls on us to bless and praise the Lord, who is great. His eternal power and Godhead are clearly shown by the things which he hath made. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. The Lord Jesus, the Son of his love, is the Light of the world.
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