Job 38:8
Good News Translation
Who closed the gates to hold back the sea when it burst from the womb of the earth?

Contemporary English Version
When the ocean was born, I set its boundaries

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb:

New American Bible
Who shut within doors the sea, when it burst forth from the womb,

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Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb:

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Job 38:10 I set my bounds around it, and made it bars and doors:

Genesis 1:9 God also said; Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done.

Psalm 33:7 Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying up the depths in storehouses.

Psalm 104:9 Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth.

Proverbs 8:29 I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times;

Jeremiah 5:22 Will not you then fear me, saith the Lord: and will you not repent at my presence? I have set the sand a bound for the sea, an everlasting ordinance, which it shall not pass over: and the waves thereof shall toss themselves, and shall not prevail: they shall swell, and shall not pass over it.

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Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the frost from heaven who hath gendered it?

Context
God Challenges Job
7When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody? 8Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb:9When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands?…
Cross References
Genesis 1:7
And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so.

Genesis 1:9
God also said; Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done.

Job 28:25
Who made a weight for the winds, and weighed the waters by measure.

Job 38:9
When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands?

Psalm 104:6
The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains shall the waters stand.

Proverbs 8:29
I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times;

Proverbs 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? who hath held the wind in his hands? who hath bound up the waters together as in a garment? who hath raised up all the borders of the earth? what is his name, and what is the name of his son, if thou knowest?

Isaiah 40:12
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and weighed the heavens with his palm? who hath poised with three fingers the bulk of the earth, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Jeremiah 5:22
Will not you then fear me, saith the Lord: and will you not repent at my presence? I have set the sand a bound for the sea, an everlasting ordinance, which it shall not pass over: and the waves thereof shall toss themselves, and shall not prevail: they shall swell, and shall not pass over it.

Additional Translations
Who enclosed the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Or who'shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb;

And I shut up the sea with gates, when it rushed out, coming forth out its mother's womb.

And who shut up the sea with doors, when it burst forth, issuing out of the womb?

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb;

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

"Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth from the womb,

And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
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