Proverbs 8:29
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Darby Bible Translation
when he imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

World English Bible
when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;

Young's Literal Translation
In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When he gave to the sea his decree - When he assigned its limits, adjusted its saltness, and proportioned the extent of the surface to the quantity of vapors to be raised from it, for the irrigation of the terrene surface.

The foundations of the earth - Those irreversible laws by which all its motions are governed; its annual and diurnal rotation, and particularly its centrifugal and centripetal forces; by the former of which it has its annual motion round the sun like all other planets; and by the latter all its particles are prevented from flying off, notwithstanding the great velocity of its motion round its own axis, which causes one thousand and forty-two miles of its equator to pass under any given point in the heavens in the course of a single hour! These are, properly speaking, the foundations of the earth; the principles on which it is constructed, and the laws by which it is governed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he gave

Genesis 1:9,10 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so...

Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb...

Psalm 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.

Psalm 104:9 You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

when he appointed

Job 38:4-7 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding...

Wisdom's Gift
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
FRAGRANT SPICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MYRRH. HOW marvellous are these words! "Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee." The glorious Bridegroom is charmed with His spouse, and sings soft canticles of admiration. When the bride extols her Lord there is no wonder, for He deserves it well, and in Him there is room for praise without possibility of flattery. But does He who is wiser than Solomon condescend to praise this sunburnt Shulamite? Tis even so, for these are His own words, and were
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come

Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
At this time, [586] Constantius was residing at Antioch. The Persian war was over; there had been a time of peace, and he once again gathered bishops together with the object of making them all deny both the formula "of one substance" and also the formula "of different substance." On the death of Leontius, Eudoxius had seized the see of Antioch, but on his expulsion and illegal establishment, after many synods, at Constantinople, the church of Antioch had been left without a shepherd. Accordingly
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

A String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Job 26:10
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.

Job 38:4
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

Job 38:5
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?

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

Job 38:8
"Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

Job 38:10
when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,

Psalm 104:5
He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.

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