Psalm 89:9
New International Version
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.

New Living Translation
You rule the oceans. You subdue their storm-tossed waves.

English Standard Version
You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

Berean Study Bible
You rule the raging sea; when its waves mount up, You still them.

King James Bible
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

New King James Version
You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

New American Standard Bible
You rule the surging of the sea; When its waves rise, You calm them.

NASB 1995
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

NASB 1977
Thou dost rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, Thou dost still them.

Amplified Bible
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

Christian Standard Bible
You rule the raging sea; when its waves surge, you still them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You rule the raging sea; when its waves surge, You still them.

American Standard Version
Thou rulest the pride of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are The Ruler in the magnificence of the sea and you stop the tumult of its waves!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou rulest the power of the sea; and thou calmest the tumult of its waves.

Contemporary English Version
You rule the roaring sea and calm its waves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou rulest the power of the sea: and appeasest the motion of the waves thereof.

English Revised Version
Thou rulest the pride of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Good News Translation
You rule over the powerful sea; you calm its angry waves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You rule the raging sea. When its waves rise, you quiet them.

International Standard Version
You rule over the majestic sea; when its waves surge, you calm them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou rulest the proud swelling of the sea; When the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them.

Literal Standard Version
You [are] ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows You restrain them.

NET Bible
You rule over the proud sea. When its waves surge, you calm them.

New Heart English Bible
You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them.

World English Bible
You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou art ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
8O LORD God of Hosts, who is like You? O mighty LORD, Your faithfulness surrounds You. 9You rule the raging sea; when its waves mount up, You still them. 10You crushed Rahab like a carcass; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.…

Cross References
Mark 4:39
Then Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the sea. "Silence!" He commanded. "Be still!" And the wind died down, and it was perfectly calm.

Psalm 65:7
You stilled the roaring of the seas, the pounding of their waves, and the tumult of the nations.

Psalm 93:4
Above the roar of many waters--the mighty breakers of the sea--the LORD on high is majestic.

Psalm 107:29
He calmed the storm to a whisper, and the waves of the sea were hushed.


Treasury of Scripture

You rule the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, you still them.

Psalm 29:10
The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

Psalm 65:7
Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

Psalm 66:5,6
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men…









Verse 9. - Thou rulest the raging of the sea. There is no reason why this should not be understood literally. God's power over the sea is constantly put forward by the sacred writers as very specially indicative of his might and greatness (comp. Job 38:8-11; Psalm 107:29; Proverbs 8:29; Jeremiah 5:22, etc.). When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them (comp. Psalm 65:7; Psalm 107:23-30; Matthew 8:26, 27).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

rule
מ֭וֹשֵׁל (mō·wō·šêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

the raging
בְּגֵא֣וּת (bə·ḡê·’ūṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1348: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

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

when its waves
גַ֝לָּ֗יו (ḡal·lāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1530: Something rolled, a heap of stone, dung, a spring of water

mount up,
בְּשׂ֥וֹא (bə·śō·w)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7721: A rising

You
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

still them.
תְשַׁבְּחֵֽם׃ (ṯə·šab·bə·ḥêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7623: To address in a, loud tone, loud, to pacify


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