Job 38:5

“Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who hath layd the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line vpon it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

By whom were its measures fixed? Say, if you have wisdom; or by whom was the line stretched out over it?
- Basic English Bible

Who set the measures thereof -- if thou knowest? or who stretched a line upon it?
- Darby Bible

Who hath laid the measures of it, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
- Webster's Bible

Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it?
- World English Bible

Who placed its measures -- if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched out upon it a line?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:5


38:5 Measures - Who hath prescribed how long and broad and deep it should be. Line - the measuring line to regulate all its dimensions.


Discussion for Job 38

  • John Welch for verse 24
    Amazing, it proves that the Sun controls the jet stream, hence the winds!!!
  • Apostle Peter O. Eze for verse 12
    This is awesome. Only if every believer has known this, there is no better way to stay a winner in all the long than by commanding your morning and your day. I won 't let the devil have his way again in my days. Thank you Jesus.
  • This was before man was created, the sons of God refers to the Elohim who are called the Principals, The Inheritance of God in heaven like Archangels MichaEL, GabriEL, RaphaEL. And to His inheritance on earth is the name Israel, For Israel means Inheritance, or called the Israel of God or Spiritual Israel, for the covenant that commenced in the Physical is come a Spiritual unto His inheritance, according to the Prophecy where being a Jew or Gentile for eg., is not a criteria. As to the Mystery of the morning stars, to them unto whom it is revealed know it, which comes through the Prophecy of Jesus "You know not the Father, neither the Son but them unto whom the Son pleases to reveal ".
  • Tabitha Holt for verse 12
    If Job had "commanded the morning " then what is the need for the conversation in Job 1 1???
  • BroWayne for verse 7
    Christ is The morning star and was present at creation and all the fulness of the god head dwelt in him bodily. The Bible says that Jesus is the creator so I believe this is the trinity! Remember Let US make man in our image.
  • Ben Campbell
    verse 22 or Has thou seen the treasures of the hail? Yes, see A YouTube video about the work of Dr Masaru Emoto Then read verse 23 and tremble.

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