New International Version
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?
King James Bible
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Darby Bible Translation
When the waters lie hidden as in stone, and the face of the deep holdeth fast together.
World English Bible
The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.
Young's Literal Translation
As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The waters are hid as with a stone - Here is a reference to freezing in the winter, as we may learn from some of the constellations mentioned below, which arise above our horizon, in the winter months. The word יתחבאו yithchabbau is understood by the versions in general as implying hardening or congelation; and we know in some intense frosts the ice becomes as hard as a stone; and even the face of the deep - the very seas themselves, not only in the polar circles, but even in northern countries, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, and parts of Germany, are really frozen, and locked up from all the purposes of navigation for several months in winter.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
frozen. Heb. taken
LibraryAugust 11 Evening
Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, …
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