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Proverbs 8:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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's Translation (DBY 1890)
— when he imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When he fixed for the sea its bound, that, the waters, should not go beyond his bidding, when he decreed the foundations of the earth:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits: when he balanced the foundations of the earth;
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When he gaue to the sea his decree, that the waters should not passe his commandement: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and when he strengthened the foundations of the earth:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When he gave 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
to the sea 3220
{3220} Prime
יָם
yam
{yawm}
From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article) the Mediterranean; sometimes a large river, or an artificial basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south.
his decree, 2706
{2706} Prime
חֹק
choq
{khoke}
From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
that the waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
should not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
pass 5674
{5674} Prime
עָבַר
`abar
{aw-bar'}
A primitive root; to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literally or figuratively; transitively, intransitively, intensively or causatively); specifically to cover (in copulation).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his commandment: 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
when he appointed 2710
{2710} Prime
חָקַק
chaqaq
{khaw-kak'}
A primitive root; properly to hack, that is, engrave (Judges 5:14, to be a scribe simply); by implication to enact (laws being cut in stone or metal tablets in primitive times) or (generally) prescribe.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
the foundations y4144
[4144] Standard
מוֹסָד
mowcad
{mo-sawd'}
From H3245; a foundation.
x4146
(4146) Complement
מוֹסָדהָ
mowcadah
{mo-saw-daw'}
Feminine of H4144; a foundation.
of 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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.


Proverbs 8:29

_ _ commandment — better, the shore, that is, of the sea.

_ _ foundations — figuratively denotes the solid structure (Job 38:4; Psalms 24:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he gave:

Genesis 1:9-10 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so. ... And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.
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 104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover 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?

when he appointed:

Job 38:4-7 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. ... When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
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Gn 1:9. Jb 38:4, 8. Ps 33:7; 104:9. Jr 5:22.

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