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Job 26:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He hath described a boundary upon the face of the waters, Unto the confines of light and darkness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters At the boundary of light and darkness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He hath encompassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He hath traced a fixed circle over the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A, boundary, hath he encircled on the face of the waters, as far as where light ends in darkness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A limit He hath placed on the waters, Unto the boundary of light with darkness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He hath set bounds about the waters, till light and darkness come to an end.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee hath compassed the waters with bounds, vntill the day and night come to an end.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He has encompassed the face of the water by an appointed ordinance, until the end of light and darkness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He hath compassed 2328
{2328} Prime
A primitive root (compare H2287); to describe a circle.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the waters 6440
{6440} Prime
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
with bounds, 2706
{2706} Prime
From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
until x5704
(5704) Complement
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
the day 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
and night 2822
{2822} Prime
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
come to an end. 8503
{8503} Prime
From H3615; completion; by implication an extremity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:5-14.

Job 26:10

_ _ Rather, “He hath drawn a circular bound round the waters” (Proverbs 8:27; Psalms 104:9). The horizon seems a circle. Indication is given of the globular form of the earth.

_ _ until the day, etc. — to the confines of light and darkness. When the light falls on our horizon, the other hemisphere is dark. Umbreit and Maurer translate “He has most perfectly (literally, to perfection) drawn the bound (taken from the first clause) between light and darkness” (compare Genesis 1:4, Genesis 1:6, Genesis 1:9): where the bounding of the light from darkness is similarly brought into proximity with the bounding of the waters.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 26:10

He hath (h) compassed the waters with bounds, until the (i) day and night come to an end.

(h) That is, he hid the heavens which are called his throne.

(i) So long as this world endures.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 38:8-11 Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb? ... And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Psalms 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Psalms 104:6-9 Thou coveredst it with the deep as [with] a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. ... Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Proverbs 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Jeremiah 5:22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand [for] the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?


Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Isaiah 54:9-10 For this [is as] the waters of Noah unto me: for [as] I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. ... For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

day and night come to an end:
Heb. end of light with darkness
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Gn 8:22. Jb 38:8. Ps 33:7; 104:6. Pv 8:29. Is 54:9. Jr 5:22.

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