New American Standard Bible
"When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
King James Bible
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Darby Bible Translation
When he prepared the heavens I was there; when he ordained the circle upon the face of the deep;
World English Bible
When he established the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle on the surface of the deep,
Young's Literal Translation
In His preparing the heavens I am there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A compass - Better as in the margin and Job 22:14 (see the note), i. e., the great vault of heaven stretched over the deep seas.
Library"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
"He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters At the boundary of light and darkness.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
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