New American Standard Bible
"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
King James Bible
The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
Darby Bible Translation
The deep saith, It is not in me; and the sea saith, It is not with me.
World English Bible
The deep says, 'It isn't in me.' The sea says, 'It isn't with me.'
Young's Literal Translation
The deep hath said, 'It is not in me,' And the sea hath said, 'It is not with me.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The depth saith - This is a beautiful personification. The object of this verse and the following is, to show that wisdom cannot be found in the deepest recesses to which man can penetrate, nor purchased by anything which man possesses. It must come from God only. The word "depth" here (תהום tehôm) means properly a wave, billow, surge; then a mass of waters, a flood, or the deep ocean, Deuteronomy 8:7; Genesis 7:11; Psalm 36:6; and then a gulf, or abyss. It refers here to the sea, or ocean; and the idea is, that its vast depths might be sounded, and true wisdom would not be found there.
LibraryDays of Conflict
As the condition of the people began to open to His mind, He saw that the requirements of society and the requirements of God were in constant collision. Men were departing from the word of God, and exalting theories of their own invention. They were observing traditional rites that possessed no virtue. Their service was a mere round of ceremonies; the sacred truths it was designed to teach were hidden from the worshipers. He saw that in their faithless services they found no peace. They did not …
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages
Whether Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom
The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Christ the Mediator of the Covenant
"Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
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