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

New Living Translation
He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.

English Standard Version
He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.

Berean Study Bible
He piles up the waters of the sea; He puts the depths into storehouses.

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

New King James Version
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses.

New American Standard Bible
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He puts the depths in storehouses.

NASB 1995
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

NASB 1977
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

Amplified Bible
He gathers the waters of the sea together as in a wineskin; He puts the deeps in storehouses.

Christian Standard Bible
He gathers the water of the sea into a heap; he puts the depths into storehouses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He gathers the waters of the sea into a heap; He puts the depths into storehouses.

American Standard Version
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: He layeth up the deeps in store-houses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He gathered the waters of the seas like water skins and set the deep in storehouses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; who lays up the deeps in treasuries.

Contemporary English Version
He scooped up the ocean and stored the water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying up the depths in storehouses.

Good News Translation
He gathered all the seas into one place; he shut up the ocean depths in storerooms.

International Standard Version
He gathered the oceans into a single place; he put the deep water into storehouses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap; He layeth up the deeps in storehouses.

Literal Standard Version
Gathering the waters of the sea as a heap, Putting the depths in treasuries.

New American Bible
He gathered the waters of the sea as a mound; he sets the deep into storage vaults.

NET Bible
He piles up the water of the sea; he puts the oceans in storehouses.

New Revised Standard Version
He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; he put the deeps in storehouses.

New Heart English Bible
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise to the Creator
6By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the stars by the breath of His mouth. 7He piles up the waters of the sea; He puts the depths into storehouses. 8Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere Him.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:10
God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering of waters He called "seas." And God saw that it was good.

Exodus 15:8
At the blast of Your nostrils the waters piled up; like a wall the currents stood firm; the depths congealed in the heart of the sea.

Joshua 3:16
the flowing water stood still. It backed up as far upstream as Adam, a city in the area of Zarethan, while the water flowing toward the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

Job 38:10
when I fixed its boundaries and set in place its bars and doors,

Psalm 78:13
He split the sea and brought them through; He set the waters upright like a wall.

Psalm 104:8
the mountains rose and the valleys sank to the place You assigned for them--


Treasury of Scripture

He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.

He gathereth

Psalm 104:6-9
Thou coveredst 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 unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so…

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

heap

Exodus 15:8
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

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, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap…

Habakkuk 3:15
Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters.











(7) As an heap.--The image explains itself (so we speak of waves "mountains high ") without reference to the passage either of the Red Sea or the Jordan. Still less is there a comparison to heaps of corn, some think, since storehouses in the next clause are not necessarily barns, but reservoirs. But the LXX., Vulg., and all ancient interpreters read nod ("a skin"), instead of ned ("a heap"), and make the reference to the rain, the clouds being considered as bottles. With this comp. Job 38:37.

Verse 7. - He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap. An allusion to Genesis 1:8, but with a glance also at Exodus 15:8 and Joshua 3:13-16; as if the original gathering, and continued retention, of the sea in one convex mass were as great a proof of omnipotence as the miracles related in those passages. Nes (נֵס), "a heap" occurs only in the places cited, here, and in Psalm 78:13. He layeth up the depth in storehouses; literally, the deeps. The waters of the great deep are regarded as stored up by the Almighty in the hugo cavities of the ocean bed for his own use, to be employed at some time or other in carrying out his purposes (comp. Genesis 7:11 and Job 38:22, 23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He piles up
כֹּנֵ֣ס (kō·nês)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3664: To collect, to enfold

the waters
מֵ֣י (mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

of the sea;
הַיָּ֑ם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

He puts
נֹתֵ֖ן (nō·ṯên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the depths
תְּהוֹמֽוֹת׃ (tə·hō·w·mō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 8415: An abyss, the deep

into storehouses.
בְּאֹצָר֣וֹת (bə·’ō·ṣā·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 214: Treasure, store, a treasury, storehouse


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