Job 38:4

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 38:4

Where wast thou when I layd the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell {Me,} if you have understanding,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Where were you when I put the earth on its base? Say, if you have knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

Where wast thou when I founded the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.
- Darby Bible

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.
- World English Bible

Where wast thou when I founded earth? Declare, if thou hast known understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast the understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 38:4

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:4


38:4 Where - Thou art but of yesterday; and dost thou presume to judge of my eternal counsels! When - When I settled it as firm upon its own center as if it had been built upon the surest foundations.


Discussion for Job 38:4

  • Bob Hilt on Job 38:4
    Isaiah 40:22 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 curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

    circle of the earth, circle of the earth, circle of the earth.

    a pancake?
  • Peter Grant Budgewoi Australia on Job 38:4
    The Lord God Almighty is asking Job - "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth?"

    Let me ask this this question of Job also " Does a spinning ball earth rocketing wildly through ( so called space) have have foundations? If he were alive his answer would have to be no!

    In verse 5, the Lord also asks Job "Who has measured it - Do you know?" Or who has stretched a line upon it? (to measure it)

    Let me ask you this "How can anyone measure a spinning ball earth rocketing wildly through (to be precise) The FIRMAMENT with a line? Only a flat surface can be measured with a line!

    God is being mocked by a lie of a spinning ball Earth

    LET GOD BE TRUE AND EVERY MAN A LAIR!! (Rom 3:4)
  • Chris - in Reply on Job 38:4
    I agree with you. Neither you nor I can measure a spinning ball rocketing wildly through the firmament with a line. But God can! He even knows the number of hairs on your head (Mt 10:30). However, I can't help you with your belief in a flat Earth; I just go by the photos from space - & that'll do me for now. Maybe for interests sake & in understanding the Wisdom of God, (& not asking for much), you could take the mileage from Budgewoi to Sydney to the centimetre & see if you are satisfied with the outcome. Just maybe we have to rely on God for His Abilities & Wisdom that are far more superior to ours.
  • Peter Grant Budgewoi Australia - in Reply on Job 38:4
    Well what can I say- Except God bless you Sir - Seems your mind is made up!! - I am deeply concerned in your belief in Masonic CGI imitation pictures of earth from so called space.

    NASA was founded with scientists from NAZI Germany (Research operation Paper clip)

    I base my reasoning on over 200 verses of scripture in Gods word that proves NASA to be a deceptive Organization that built it's reputation with former members from a defeated Satanic Regime that slaughtered millions of Gods chosen people!!

    I could go on but it seems you are not open to the possibility God created a flat non - rotating earth even (As you say ) he can measure a spinning ball rocketing wildly through the firmament with a line and know the number of hairs on our heads - Seems to me a FE would be a walk in the park for him. May the lord Bless you and your family abundantly!!
  • Adam - in Reply on Job 38:4
    1. Isaiah 40:22 calls the earth a circle.

    2. NASA doesn't control everything in the skies. You tried to discredit some scientists for being from Germany. Is that their fault? My family is from Germany and we're Christian, are you calling us Nazis? Have you even been to Germany? When a country gets a corrupt oppressive ruler its a logical fallacy to assume all its people suddenly become evil. The fact is the vast majority of Germans were against the Nazi rule and were scared and propaganda lies made them not know the truth of what was going on.

    3. The circle of the earth is easily proven by flying on an airplane. If you go high up you can see curvature of the horizon. Also, you can fly all the way around the world in a straight line and end up at your place of origin. I've already done this myself and proved the earth is a sphere. Have you ever traveled? This is a very easy experiment you can do, so what would prevent you from doing this? God already gave us the brains and resources to explore our natural world. People already do this all the time for work, vacation, etc. So when you do this you won't see any folds, no 'end' point, which is because its a sphere with gravity pulling from the middle. Otherwise where is your source of gravity? So, you expect to 'fall off' the end and 'down' in space? Where is down? Anyway you could simply take a GPS and plot all the waypoints of your flight then later plot in software and you'll see its a globe/circle just as God said.

    4. There's a mountain of photo/video evidence of what the earth looks like from space. Thousands of photos/videos from before CGI was invented and before non-linear video editing was invented. What prevents you from writing/talking to the people who have been space? All the other stars and planets we can already see are also circles/spheres. We have lots of satellites orbiting earth all the time, which allows you to have internet service, to use websites like this, to read the Bible online, etc. God bless!
  • Peter Grant Budgewoi Australia - in Reply on Job 38:4
    Whatever - I repent and sincerely apologize to any "Christian German Scientists labeled a Nazi " But they lied about landing land on something Yahweh has called a light Gen


 

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