Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.

New American Standard Bible

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,

King James Version

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Holman Bible

Where were you when I established the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.

International Standard Version

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of my earth? Tell me, since you're so informed!

A Conservative Version

Where were thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou have understanding.

Amplified


“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you know and have understanding.

Bible in Basic English

Where were you when I put the earth on its base? Say, if you have knowledge.

Darby Translation

Where wast thou when I founded the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.

Julia Smith Translation

Where wort thou in my founding the earth? Announce, if thou knewest understanding.

King James 2000

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Where were you at my laying the foundation of [the] earth? Tell [me], if you possess understanding.

Modern King James verseion

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell if you have understanding!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Where wast thou, when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell plainly if thou hast understanding.

NET Bible

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you possess understanding!

New Heart English Bible

"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

Where wast thou, when I founded the earth? Tell, if thou knowest understanding!

Webster

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

World English Bible

"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

Where wast thou when I founded earth? Declare, if thou hast known understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
איפה 
'eyphoh 
Usage: 11

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

References

Fausets

Morish

Watsons

Images Job 38:4

Prayers for Job 38:4

Context Readings

Yahweh Interrogates Job

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it?


Cross References

Psalm 104:5

Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be moved for ever.

Proverbs 30:4

Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 102:25

Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Proverbs 8:22

Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old.

Proverbs 8:29-30

When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;

Hebrews 1:2

hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his'son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds;

Hebrews 1:10

And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of thy hands:

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