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Job 38:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whereupon were the foundations thereof sunken? or who laid its corner-stone,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Whereon were the pedestals thereof sunk? Or who laid the corner stone thereof;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherepuon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who layd the corner stone thereof?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— On what are its rings fastened? and who is he that laid the corner-stone upon it?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whereupon x5921
(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.
(4100) Complement
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
are the foundations 134
{0134} Prime
From the same as H0113 (in the sense of strength); a basis (of a building, a column, etc.).
thereof fastened? 2883
{2883} Prime
A primitive root; to sink.
<8717> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 123
or x176
(0176) Complement
The first form is presumed to be the 'constructive' or genitival form of the second form which is short for H0185; desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if.
who x4310
(4310) Complement
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
laid 3384
{3384} Prime
A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the corner 6438
{6438} Prime
Feminine of H6434; an angle; by implication a pinnacle; figuratively a chieftain.
stone 68
{0068} Prime
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 38:6

_ _ foundations — not “sockets,” as Margin.

_ _ fastened — literally, “made to sink,” as a foundation-stone let down till it settles firmly in the clay (Job 26:7). Gravitation makes and keeps the earth a sphere.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:4-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 38:6

Foundations — This strong and durable building hath no foundations but God's power, which hath marvelously established it upon itself. Cornerstone — By which the several walls are joined and fastened together, and in which, next to the foundations, the stability of a building consists. The sense is, who was it that built this goodly fabrick, and established it so firmly that it cannot be moved.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, [and] hangeth the earth upon nothing.
1 Samuel 2:8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
Psalms 24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Psalms 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, [wherewith] he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Psalms 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, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Heb. sockets,
Exodus 26:18-25 And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward. ... And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets [of] silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

Heb. made to sink, or,
Psalms 118:22 The stone [which] the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.
Psalms 144:12 That our sons [may be] as plants grown up in their youth; [that] our daughters [may be] as corner stones, polished [after] the similitude of a palace:
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Ephesians 2:20-21 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; ... In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
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Ex 26:18. 1S 2:8. Jb 26:7. Ps 24:2; 93:1; 104:5; 118:22; 144:12. Is 28:16. Zc 12:1. Ep 2:20. 2P 3:5.

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