Job 38:15
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English Standard Version
From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken.

King James Bible
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

American Standard Version
And from the wicked their light is withholden, And the high arm is broken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken.

English Revised Version
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm is broken.

Webster's Bible Translation
And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 And who shut up the sea with doors,

When it broke through, issued from the womb,

9 When I put clouds round it as a garment,

And thick mist as its swaddling clothes,

10 And I broke for it my bound,

And set bars and doors,

11 And said: Hitherto come, and no further,

And here be thy proud waves stayed!?

The state of תהו ובהו was the first half, and the state of תהום the second half of the primeval condition of the forming earth. The question does not, however, refer to the תהום, in which the waters of the sky and the waters of the earth were as yet not separated, but, passing over this intermediate condition of the forming earth, to the sea, the waters of which God shut up as by means of a door and bolt, when, first enshrouded in thick mist (which has remained from that time one of its natural peculiarities), and again and again manifesting its individuality, it broke forth (גּיח of the foetus, as Psalm 22:10) from the bowels of the, as yet, chaotic earth. That the sea, in spite of the flatness of its banks, does not flow over the land, is a work of omnipotence which broke over it, i.e., restraining it, a fixed bound (חק as Job 26:10; Proverbs 8:29; Jeremiah 5:22, equals גּבוּל, Psalm 104:9), viz., the steep and rugged walls of the basin of the sea, and which thereby established a firm barrier behind which it should be kept. Instead of וּפה, Joshua 18:8, Job 38:11 has the Chethib וּפא. חק is to be understood with ישׁית, and "one set" is equivalent to the passive (Ges. 137*): let a bound be set (comp. שׁת, Hosea 6:11, which is used directly so) against the proud rising of thy waves.

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Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Job 18:5,18 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine...

Exodus 10:21-23 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt...

2 Kings 6:18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray you, with blindness...

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Isaiah 8:21,22 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry...

Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and...

Acts 13:10,11 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

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Psalm 10:15 Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.

Psalm 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Ezekiel 30:22 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong...

Cross References
Numbers 15:30
But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the LORD, and that person shall be cut off from among his people.

Job 5:14
They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.

Job 5:15
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 31:22
then let my shoulder blade fall from my shoulder, and let my arm be broken from its socket.

Job 38:14
It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment.

Psalm 10:15
Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.

Psalm 37:17
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

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