Job 38:8

“Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or who shut vp the sea with doores, when it brake foorth as if it had issued out of the wombe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Or {who} enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or `who' shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, `as if' it had issued out of the womb;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or where were you when the sea came to birth, pushing out from its secret place;
- Basic English Bible

And who shut up the sea with doors, when it burst forth, issuing out of the womb?
- Darby Bible

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
- Webster's Bible

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb,
- World English Bible

And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, and issued out of the womb;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:8


38:8 Doors - Who was it, that set bounds to the vast and raging ocean, and shut it up, as it were with doors within its proper place, that it might not overflow the earth? Break forth - From the womb or bowels of the earth, within which the waters were for the most part contained, and out of which they were by God's command brought forth into the channel which God had appointed for them.


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