Job 38:18
New International Version
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

New Living Translation
Do you realize the extent of the earth? Tell me about it if you know!

English Standard Version
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this.

Berean Study Bible
Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

King James Bible
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

New King James Version
Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

New American Standard Bible
“Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

NASB 1995
“Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

NASB 1977
“Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

Amplified Bible
“Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

Christian Standard Bible
Have you comprehended the extent of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you comprehended the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

American Standard Version
Hast thou comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Have you seen all the breadth of the Earth? Show me if you know

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And hast thou been instructed in the breadth of the whole earth under heaven? tell me now, what is the extent of it?

Contemporary English Version
And how large is the earth? Tell me, if you know!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things?

English Revised Version
Hast thou comprehended the breadth of the earth? declare, if thou knowest it all.

Good News Translation
Have you any idea how big the world is? Answer me if you know.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have you [even] considered how wide the earth is? Tell me, if you know all of this!

International Standard Version
Do you understand the breadth of the earth? Tell me, since you know it all!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast thou surveyed unto the breadths of the earth? Declare, if thou knowest it all.

Literal Standard Version
You have understanding, Even to the broad places of earth! Declare—if you have known it all.

NET Bible
Have you considered the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know it all!

New Heart English Bible
Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all.

World English Bible
Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare -- if thou hast known it all.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
17Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this. 19Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,…

Cross References
Job 28:24
For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Job 38:19
Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,


Treasury of Scripture

Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.

Psalm 74:17
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 89:11,12
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them…

Isaiah 40:28
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.









(18) Perceived.--Or rather, perhaps, comprehended.

The breadth of the earth.--The earth being conceived of as a vast plain (comp. Job 38:13). Unscientific as all this language is, it is not a little remarkable that the majestic sublimity of it is not one whit affected thereby.

Verse 18. - Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? literally, the breadths; i.e. the dimensions generally. The exact dimensions are probably not even yet known. Job can scarcely have had any conception of them. To him the earth was probably a vast plain, extended, he knew not how far, in all directions. Declare if thou knowest it all (comp. vers. 4, 5, and 21).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Have you surveyed
הִ֭תְבֹּנַנְתָּ (hiṯ·bō·nan·tā)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

the extent
רַחֲבֵי־ (ra·ḥă·ḇê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7338: Breadth, broad expanse

of the earth?
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

Tell [Me],
הַ֝גֵּ֗ד (hag·gêḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you know
יָדַ֥עְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

all this.
כֻלָּֽהּ׃ (ḵul·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every


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