Job 38:14

“It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is turned as clay to the seale, and they stand as a garment.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It is changed like clay {under} the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is changed as clay under the seal; And `all things' stand forth as a garment:
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is changed like wet earth under a stamp, and is coloured like a robe;
- Basic English Bible

It is changed like the signet-clay; and [all things] stand forth as in a garment:
- Darby Bible

It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
- Webster's Bible

It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment.
- World English Bible

It turneth itself as clay of a seal And they station themselves as clothed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is changed as clay under the seal; and they stand as a garment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:14


38:14 It - The earth. Turned - Is changed in its appearance. By the seal - The seal makes a beautiful impression upon the clay, which in itself hath no form, or comeliness. So the earth, which in the darkness of night lies like a confused heap without either form or beauty, when the light arises and shines upon it, appears in excellent order and glory. They - The men and things of the earth, whether natural, as living creatures, herbs and trees; or artificial, as houses or other buildings. Stand - Present themselves to our view. Garment - Wherewith the earth is in a manner clothed and adorned.


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