Parallel Verses


And marked for it My appointed boundary and set bars and doors,

New American Standard Bible

And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,

King James Version

And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

Holman Bible

when I determined its boundaries
and put its bars and doors in place,

International Standard Version

when I proscribed a boundary for it, set in place bars and doors for it;

A Conservative Version

and marked out for it my bound, and set bars and doors,

American Standard Version

And marked out for it my bound, And set bars and doors,

Bible in Basic English

Ordering a fixed limit for it, with locks and doors;

Darby Translation

When I cut out for it my boundary, and set bars and doors,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and established my decree upon it, and set bars and doors,

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall break upon it my law, and I shall set bars and doors;

King James 2000

And prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors,

Lexham Expanded Bible

and I prescribed my rule for it, and I set bars and doors,

Modern King James verseion

and set My limit on it, and set bars and doors,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When I gave it my commandment, making doors and bars for it;

NET Bible

when I prescribed its limits, and set in place its bolts and doors,

New Heart English Bible

marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors,

The Emphasized Bible

And brake off for it my boundary, and fixed a bar and double doors;


And broke up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

World English Bible

marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors,

Youngs Literal Translation

And I measure over it My statute, And place bar and doors,


Root Form
And brake up
Usage: 148

place, and set
שׂים שׂוּם 
Usage: 580

Usage: 41




Context Readings

Yahweh Interrogates Job

9 When I made the clouds the garment of it, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, 10 And marked for it My appointed boundary and set bars and doors, 11 And said, Thus far shall you come and no farther; and here shall your proud waves be stayed?

Cross References

Psalm 104:9

You have set a boundary [for the waters] which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to deluge the earth.

Job 26:10

He has placed an enclosing limit [the horizon] upon the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Jeremiah 5:22

Do you not fear and reverence Me? says the Lord. Do you not tremble before Me? I placed the sand for the boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass and by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss and shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail [against the feeble grains of sand which God has ordained by nature to be sufficient for His purpose]; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier]. [Is not such a God to be reverently feared and worshiped?]

Genesis 1:9-10

And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected into one place [of standing], and let the dry land appear. And it was so.

Genesis 9:15

I will [earnestly] remember My covenant or solemn pledge which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy and make all flesh corrupt.

Psalm 33:7

He gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; He puts the deeps in storage places.

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