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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
It is he that sitteth vpon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grashoppers; that stretcheth out the heauens as a curtaine, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwel in:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
`It is' he that sitteth above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;
- American Standard Version (1901)
It is he who is seated over the arch of the earth, and the people in it are as small as locusts; by him the heavens are stretched out like an arch, and made ready like a tent for a living-place.
- Basic English Bible
[It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a gauze curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;
- Darby Bible
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
- Webster's Bible
It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;
- World English Bible
He who is sitting on the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants [are] as grasshoppers, He who is stretching out as a thin thing the heavens, And spreadeth them as a tent to dwell in.
- Youngs Literal Bible
It is He that sitteth above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
40:22 Sitteth - Far above this round earth, even in the highest heavens; from whence he looketh down upon the earth, where men appear to him like grasshoppers. As here we have the circle of the earth, so elsewhere we read of the circle of heaven, #Job 22:14|, and of the circle of the deep, or sea, #Prov 8:27|, because the form of the heaven, and earth and sea is circular. Spreadeth - For the benefit of the earth and of mankind, that all parts might partake of its comfortable influences.
E.L.D.E.R.'s comment on 2014-03-08 14:21:06:
In view of the passage and those related certain scientific claims were made before science came to the same conclusions 1 Earth has a circular horizon 2 the universe is expanding i e being stretched 3 the earth or land is being stretched i e continental drift from Pangaea and 4 God is not only aware of these things but causes them Only bias against Scripture would lead anyone to discount these amazing disclosures Other scientific facts are also hidden in the ancient words of Scripture e g 2nd law of thermodynamics cf Job nuclear war cf Malachi television of images that come to life cf Revelation Aircraft cf Ezekiel Even evolution was subtlely predicted as a great Beast of many animal parts combined in the Book of Revelation it was called a Beast after the Grecian beast of mass conformity in Plato s The Republic Thus it matters not what antitheists may say in scoff or ridicule of Scripture
Bob Brock's comment on 2013-07-07 09:54:41:
700 before Christ and the inspired word of God states plainly for all to see, the Earth is round and this is proven only by Meggelan 2,200 years later. Read this and weep unbelievers and Lefties, for our God reveals the truth inherent in His word.
Manonearth's comment on 2012-05-19 07:20:45:
If the Earth is spherical So why the church refuse this Idea... and fight to prove that the Earth is Flat --- Galileo also was damned when we claimed that the Earth is spherical ... so Circle is not a sphere ... thanx
Advisor's comment on 2011-04-10 19:51:21:
The early church backed up what was popular and would give the most power a lot of the times. Why do you think that Martin Luther was so outraged that he nailed a letter to the door of the church. Many people understood the false and innapropriate things the church began doing. The "churches" were not following as christ commanded but as sinners wanting personal gain of Christ. That is were puritans came about, looking to KNOW God, not to know of God.
Jeff's comment on 2010-12-22 20:02:57:
Towards bob wierdsma's comment. If that was true why did the church create so much trouble when people claimed the world was not flat?
Bob Wierdsma's comment on 2010-08-19 16:14:17:
According to ChristianAnswers.net circle can be understood either as a circle or a sphere. It is modern skeptics who have misunderstood this and twisted to suit their own biases.
Glen's comment on 2010-06-13 10:57:48:
The earth is most certainly NOT a circle.
Davidstorey's comment on 2010-03-17 19:47:03:
that show their is life out there also,he stetched the heavens as a tent to dwell in!!
BK201's comment on 2010-01-13 12:31:09:
Yeah the earth is round.
The Romans knew too the earth was round, a round plate. No further comment needed.
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