Job 26:7
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New International Version
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

King James Bible
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;

World English Bible
He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,

Job 26:7 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place - על תהו al tohu, to the hollow waste. The same word as is used, Genesis 1:2, The earth was without form, תהו tohu. The north must here mean the north pole, or northern hemisphere; and perhaps what is here stated may refer to the opinion that the earth was a vast extended plain, and the heavens poised upon it, resting on this plain all round the horizon. Of the south the inhabitants of Idumea knew nothing; nor could they have any notion of inhabitants in that hemisphere.

Hangeth the earth upon nothing - The Chaldee says: "He lays the earth upon the waters, nothing sustaining it."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Genesis 1:1,2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth...

Psalm 24:2 For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the floods.

Psalm 104:2-5 Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain...

Proverbs 8:23-27 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was...

Isaiah 40:22,26 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...

Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth...

Mosaic Cosmogony.
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
Objection 1: It would seem that the virtues of heaven will not be moved when our Lord shall come. For the virtues of heaven can de. note only the blessed angels. Now immobility is essential to blessedness. Therefore it will be impossible for them to be moved. Objection 2: Further, ignorance is the cause of wonder (Metaph. i, 2). Now ignorance, like fear, is far from the angels, for as Gregory says (Dial. iv, 33; Moral. ii, 3), "what do they not see, who see Him Who sees all." Therefore it will be
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Christian Perfection
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." Phil. 3:12. 1. There is scarce any expression in Holy Writ which has given more offence than this. The word perfect is what many cannot bear. The very sound of it is an abomination to them. And whosoever preaches perfection (as the phrase is,) that is, asserts that it is attainable in this life, runs great hazard of being accounted by them worse than a heathen man or a publican. 2. And hence some have advised, wholly to lay aside
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Of Creation
Heb. xi. 3.--"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."--Gen. i. 1. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." We are come down from the Lord's purposes and decrees to the execution of them, which is partly in the works of creation and partly in the works of providence. The Lord having resolved upon it to manifest his own glory did in that due and predeterminate time apply his
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 38:6
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone--

Psalm 89:12
You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.

Zechariah 12:1
A prophecy: The word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:

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