Job 38:11

“And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 38:11

And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and heere shall thy proud waues be stayed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; And here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And said, So far you may come, and no farther; and here the pride of your waves will be stopped?
- Basic English Bible

And said, Hitherto shalt thou come and no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
- Darby Bible

And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
- Webster's Bible

and said, 'Here you may come, but no further. Here your proud waves shall be stayed?'
- World English Bible

And say, `Hitherto come thou, and add not, And a command is placed On the pride of thy billows.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And said: 'Thus far shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed'?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 38:11

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:11


38:9 The cloud - When I covered it with vapours and clouds which rise out of the sea, and hover above it, and cover it like a garment. Darkness - Black and dark clouds. Swaddling band - Having compared the sea to a new - born infant, he continues the metaphor, and makes the clouds as swaddling - bands, to keep it within its bounds: though indeed neither clouds, nor air, nor sands, nor shores, can bound the sea, but God alone.

38:10 Break up - Made those hollow places in the earth, which might serve for a cradle to receive and hold this great and goodly infant when it came out of the womb. And set - Fixed its bounds as strongly as if they were fortified with bars and doors.

38:12 Morning - Didst thou create the sun, and appoint the order and succession of day and night. Since - Since thou wast born: this work was done long before thou wast born. To know - To observe the punctual time when, and the point of the heavens where it should arise; which varies every day.

38:13 That - That this morning light should in a moment spread itself, from one end of the hemisphere to the other. Shaken - From the face of the earth. And this effect the morning - light hath upon the wicked, because it discovers them, whereas darkness hides them; and because it brings them to condign punishment, the morning being the usual time for executing judgment.


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