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Job 26:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He stretcheth out the north over empty space, And hangeth the earth upon nothing.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who stretcheth out the north over emptiness, hangeth the earth upon nothingness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He stretched out the north over the empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He stretcheth out the North ouer the emptie place, [and] hangeth the earth vpon nothing.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He stretches out the north wind upon nothing, and he upon nothing hangs the earth;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He stretcheth out 5186
{5186} Prime
נָטָה
natah
{naw-taw'}
A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the north 6828
{6828} Prime
צָפוֹן
tsaphown
{tsaw-fone'}
From H6845; properly hidden, that is, dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown).
over x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
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 empty place, 8414
{8414} Prime
תֹּהוּ
tohuw
{to'-hoo}
From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain.
[and] hangeth 8518
{8518} Prime
תָּלָה
talah
{taw-law'}
A primitive root; to suspend (especially to gibbet).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the earth 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
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.
nothing. 1099
{1099} Prime
בְּלִימָה
b@liymah
{bel-ee-mah'}
From H1097 and H4100; (as indefinite) nothing whatever.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:5-14.


Job 26:7

_ _ Hint of the true theory of the earth. Its suspension in empty space is stated in the second clause. The north in particular is specified in the first, being believed to be the highest part of the earth (Isaiah 14:13). The northern hemisphere or vault of heaven is included; often compared to a stretched-out canopy (Psalms 104:2). The chambers of the south are mentioned (Job 9:9), that is, the southern hemisphere, consistently with the earth’s globular form.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 26:7

North — The northern part of the heavens, which is put for the whole visible heaven, because Job and his friends lived in a northern climate. Nothing — Upon no props or pillars, but his own power and providence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 26:7

He stretcheth out the (g) north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.

(g) He causes the whole earth to turn about the North pole.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. ... And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Psalms 24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Psalms 104:2-5 Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: ... [Who] laid the foundations of the earth, [that] it should not be removed for ever.
Proverbs 8:23-27 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. ... When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Isaiah 40:22 [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
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Gn 1:1. Jb 9:8. Ps 24:2; 104:2. Pv 8:23. Is 40:22, 26; 42:5.

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