Proverbs 8:29 {30}
Good News Translation
and ordered the waters of the sea to rise no further than he said. I was there when he laid the earth's foundations.

Contemporary English Version
I was there when he set boundaries for the sea to make it obey him, and when he laid foundations to support the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times;

New American Bible
When he set for the sea its limit, so that the waters should not transgress his command; When he fixed the foundations of earth,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

he gave

Genesis 1:9,10 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 38:8-11 Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb: . . .

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.

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.

when he appointed

Job 38:4-7 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. . . .

Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
28When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits: when he balanced the foundations of the earth; 29I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times;30Playing in the world: and my delights were to be with the children of men.…
Cross References
Job 26:10
He hath set bounds about the waters, till light and darkness come to an end.

Job 38:4
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding.

Job 38:5
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Job 38:6
Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof,

Job 38:8
Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb:

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

Psalm 104:5
Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.

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

Proverbs 8:28
When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits: when he balanced the foundations of the earth;

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
when He set a boundary for the sea, so that the waters would not surpass His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth.When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

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;

and when he strengthened the foundations of the earth:

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

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:

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

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;

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