Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;

King James Version

When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Holman Bible

when He set a limit for the sea so that the waters would not violate His command, when He laid out the foundations of the earth.

International Standard Version

when he set a boundary for the sea so the waters would not exceed his limits, when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

A Conservative Version

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,

American Standard Version

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;

Amplified

When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth -- "

Bible in Basic English

When he put a limit to the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put in position the bases of the earth:

Darby Translation

when he imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

when he gave to the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth,

Julia Smith Translation

In his setting his law to the sea, and the waters shall not pass by his mouth; in his making firm the foundations of the earth:

King James 2000

When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his command: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Lexham Expanded Bible

{when he assigned} his limits to the sea, that waters shall not transgress his {command}, {when he marked} the foundations of the earth,

Modern King James verseion

when He gave to the sea its limit that the waters should not pass His command; when He appointed the foundations of the earth;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When he shut the sea within certain bounds, that the waters should not go over their marks. When he laid the foundations of the earth,

NET Bible

when he gave the sea his decree that the waters should not pass over his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

New Heart English Bible

when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;

The Emphasized Bible

When he fixed for the sea its bound, that, the waters, should not go beyond his bidding, when he decreed the foundations of the earth: -

Webster

When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

World English Bible

when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;

Youngs Literal Translation

In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

to the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

חקק 
Chaqaq 
Usage: 19

מוסד 
Mowcad 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Wisdom At Creation

28 When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed, 29 When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth; 30 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,


Cross References

Psalm 104:9

You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.

Genesis 1:9-10

Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.

Job 38:4-11

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

Psalm 33:7

He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

Psalm 104:5

He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

Jeremiah 5:22

'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.

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