Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And prescribed bounds for it, 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,


And marked for it My [appointed] boundary
And set bars and doors [defining the shorelines],

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,

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall break upon it my law, and I shall 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 its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10  And prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, 11 And said, Thus far shall you come, but no farther: and here shall your proud waves be stopped?

Cross References

Psalm 104:9

You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Job 26:10

He has drawn a circle on the waters at the boundary where the day and night come together.

Jeremiah 5:22

Fear you not me? says the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence, who has placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though its waves toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

Genesis 1:9-10

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Genesis 9:15

And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Psalm 33:7

He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.

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