Job 26:7

“He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He stretcheth out the North ouer the emptie place, and hangeth the earth vpon nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He stretcheth out the north over empty space, And hangeth the earth upon nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By his hand the north is stretched out in space, and the earth is hanging on nothing.
- Basic English Bible

He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;
- Darby Bible

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
- Webster's Bible

He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.
- World English Bible

Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

He stretcheth out the north over the empty space, and hangeth the earth over nothing.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 26:7


26:7 North - The northern part of the heavens, which is put for the whole visible heaven, because Job and his friends lived in a northern climate. Nothing - Upon no props or pillars, but his own power and providence.


Discussion for Job 26:7

  • There is a void in space above the North Pole. It is huge it 's considered a gap between galaxies. Others have been found but none as big as the one North of us. The Earth is hanging on nothing it would seem. The pillars of the heavens are also quaking. Gravity contains vibrations going at the speed of light. Seismic readings "Quakes " are also vibrations. Gravity is the pillar of Heaven. It is quaking. The earth has no pillar to the north because it 's basically void of matter so it has no gravity to hang on. Just nothing. You can interpret things however you want that 's fine. Why don 't you want people to believe the Bible?
  • Alejandro hermida for verse 7
    Does not matter how God does things only God matters!
  • Ken,
    What about where the author says "... and hangeth the earth upon nothing"?
  • What "Scientific Fact or Principle" is, "There is a place void of stars in the North"? If this is being portrayed as a statement that the earth is unsupported then a few short verses later "The pillars of the heavens quake" would seem to belie any advanced knowledge of how gravity and the Cosmos works.

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