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

King James Bible
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Darby Bible Translation
Whereupon were the foundations thereof sunken? or who laid its corner-stone,

World English Bible
Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,

Young's Literal Translation
On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? - How does it continue to revolve in the immensity of space? What supports it? Has it foundations like a building, and is it fastened with a key-stone, to keep the mighty fabric in union?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whereupon

Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth on nothing.

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

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

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Psalm 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth...

2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old...

foundations. Heb. sockets

Exodus 26:18-25 And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward...

fastened. Heb. made to sink. or

Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Psalm 144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones...

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

Ephesians 2:20,21 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone...

Library
August 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,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

God's Restraining Power.
(New Year's Day.) TEXT: JOB xxxviii. 11. "Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed." THESE words are taken from a sublime discourse, which -- is put by the writer in the mouth of the Highest Himself, the Creator and Preserver of the world. In it He answers Job out of the whirlwind, when he had complained, though reverently and humbly, that the Lord did not allow men to find Him; that, moreover, He gave no account of His matters to them, and that therefore
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Whether it is Proper to the Rational Nature to be Adopted?
Objection 1: It would seem that it is not proper to the rational nature to be adopted. For God is not said to be the Father of the rational creature, save by adoption. But God is called the Father even of the irrational creature, according to Job 38:28: "Who is father of the rain? Or who begot the drops of dew?" Therefore it is not proper to the rational creature to be adopted. Objection 2: Further, by reason of adoption some are called sons of God. But to be sons of God seems to be properly attributed
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

'The End of the Lord'
'Then Job answered the Lord, and said, 2. I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can he withholden from Thee. 3. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 4. Hear, I beseech Thee, and I will speak: I will demand of Thee, and declare Thou unto me. 5. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. 6. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Job 26:7
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

Proverbs 8:29
when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

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