Job 11:9
New International Version
Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

New Living Translation
It is broader than the earth and wider than the sea.

English Standard Version
Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

Berean Study Bible
Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

King James Bible
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

New King James Version
Their measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.

New American Standard Bible
“Its measurement is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.

NASB 1995
“Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.

NASB 1977
“Its measure is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.

Amplified Bible
“It is longer in measure [and scope] than the earth, And broader than the sea.

Christian Standard Bible
Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

American Standard Version
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Its measure is longer than the Earth and it is broader than the sea

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Or longer than the measure of the earth, or the breadth of the sea.

Contemporary English Version
and these mysteries outreach the earth and the ocean?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

English Revised Version
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Good News Translation
God's greatness is broader than the earth, wider than the sea.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

International Standard Version
They are longer than the earth's circumference, and broader than the ocean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.

Literal Standard Version
Its measure [is] longer than earth, and broader than the sea.

NET Bible
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

New Heart English Bible
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

World English Bible
Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
Longer than earth is its measure, And broader than the sea.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
8They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol—what can you know? 9Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea. 10If He comes along to imprison you, or convenes a court, who can stop Him?…

Cross References
Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens--what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Job 11:10
If He comes along to imprison you, or convenes a court, who can stop Him?


Treasury of Scripture

The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

longer

Job 28:24,25
For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; …

Psalm 65:5-8
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea: …

Psalm 139:9,10
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; …









Verse 9. - The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Zophar's metaphors are drawn from the objects which, to his mind, exceed in extent all others. "The earth" and "the sea" represent to him the illimitable.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their measure
מִדָּ֑הּ (mid·dāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4055: Extent, height, a measure, a vesture, a carpet

is longer
אֲרֻכָּ֣ה (’ă·ruk·kāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 752: Long

than
מִנִּי־ (min·nî-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the earth
מֵאֶ֣רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and wider
וּ֝רְחָבָ֗ה (ū·rə·ḥā·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7342: Wide, broad

than the sea.
יָֽם׃ (yām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin


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