Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

He stretches the northern skies over empty space;
He hangs the earth on nothing.

New American Standard Bible

"He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.

King James Version

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

International Standard Version

He spreads out the north over empty space, suspending the earth over nothing.

A Conservative Version

He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

American Standard Version

He stretcheth out the north over empty space, And hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Amplified

He it is Who spreads out the northern skies over emptiness and hangs the earth upon or over nothing.

Bible in Basic English

By his hand the north is stretched out in space, and the earth is hanging on nothing.

Darby Translation

He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He stretches out the north wind over the empty place and hangs the earth upon nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

He stretched out the north upon emptiness, he hung up the earth upon nothing.

King James 2000

He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He stretches out [the] north over emptiness; [he] hangs [the] earth {over nothing}.

Modern King James verseion

He stretches out the north over the empty place, and He hung the earth on nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

NET Bible

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.

New Heart English Bible

He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.

The Emphasized Bible

Who stretcheth out the north over emptiness, hangeth the earth upon nothingness;

Webster

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

World English Bible

He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Youngs Literal Translation

Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the north
צפן צפון 
Tsaphown 
Usage: 153

תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

and hangeth
תּלה 
Talah 
Usage: 27

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

Fausets

Hastings

Job

Morish

Context Readings

God's Power Over Creation

6 Sheol is naked before God,
and Abaddon has no covering.
7 He stretches the northern skies over empty space;
He hangs the earth on nothing.
8 He wraps up the waters in His clouds,
yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.



Cross References

Job 9:8

He alone stretches out the heavens
and treads on the waves of the sea.

Genesis 1:1-2

In the beginningGod created the heavens and the earth.

Isaiah 40:22

God is enthroned above the circle of the earth;
its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Psalm 24:2

for He laid its foundation on the seas
and established it on the rivers.

Psalm 104:2-5

He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe,
spreading out the sky like a canopy,

Proverbs 8:23-27

I was formed before ancient times,
from the beginning, before the earth began.

Isaiah 40:26

Look up and see:
who created these?
He brings out the starry host by number;
He calls all of them by name.
Because of His great power and strength,
not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 42:5

This is what God, Yahweh, says—
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
and life to those who walk on it

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