Proverbs 8:29

“When he gaue to the sea his decree, that the waters should not passe his commandement: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:”

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When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
- King James Version

When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;
- American Standard Version (1901)

When he put a limit to the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put in position the bases of the earth:
- Basic English Bible

when he imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
- Darby Bible

When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
- Webster's Bible

when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;
- World English Bible

In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

When He gave to the sea His decree, that the waters should not transgress His commandment, when He appointed the foundations of the earth;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 8

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT PROVERBS 8:8ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM 1 JOHN1:9IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS PROVERBS11:4RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Michelle Liu
    We can see Jesus is crying out even in the old testament. Wisdom and understanding through the words of Jesus Christ bring this life- whoever hates jesus loves death.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:23 I WAS SET UP FROM EVERLASTING FROM THE BEGINNING OR EVER THE EARTH WAS --8:24-- when there were no depths I was brought forth when there were no fountains abounding with water --8:27-- when HE prepared the heavens I WAS THERE WHEN HE SET A COMPASS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEPTH --8:30-- THEN I WAS BY HIM AS ONE BROUGHT UP WITH HIM AND I WAS DAILY HIS DELIGHT REJOICING ALWAYS BEFORE HIM
  • Mrs. V
    What I enjoy about this proverb chpt. 8 is how important it is for the believers to have Wisdom (Gods Wisdom) since there are 2. Sometimes as believers we can get caught up in the worlds Wisdom and think it's from God, but that's not so. Proverbs 8 goes on to tell us the importance of having Wisdom and Understanding. It is vital! God's wisdom blesses us day by day which is why WE need his.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --- MY MOUTH --- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM ****JAMES 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD RESIST THE devil AND he WILL FLEE FROM YOU**** ISAIAH 2:22 cease you from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of
  • BSP
    Verses 4 and 5 urges those who lack experience to learn how to be shrewd. The Bible provides the best source of wisdom to apply in our daily lives.

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