New International Version
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
King James Bible
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
Darby Bible Translation
*Thou* rulest the pride of the sea: when its waves arise, *thou* stillest them.
World English Bible
You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou art ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou rulest the raging of the sea - Whoever has seen the sea in a storm, when its waves run what is called mountain high, must acknowledge that nothing but omnipotent power could rule its raging.
When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them - Thou governest both its flux and reflux. Thou art the Author of storms and calms. There may be a reference here to the passage of the Red Sea, and the strong wind that agitated its waves at that time; as the next verse seems to indicate.
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'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
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He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the LORD on high is mighty.
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
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