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Psalms 104:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou hast set a bound which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Bounds, hast thou set, which they are not to pass over, They are not to return to cover the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A border Thou hast set, they pass not over, They turn not back to cover the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou hast set a bound that they may not passe ouer: that they turne not againe to couer the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass, neither shall they turn again to cover the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou hast set 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a bound 1366
{1366} Prime
גְּבוּל
g@buwl
{gheb-ool'}
From H1379; properly a cord (as twisted), that is, (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed.
that they may not x1077
(1077) Complement
בַּל
bal
{bal}
From H1086; properly a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest.
pass over; 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
that they turn not again 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x1077
(1077) Complement
בַּל
bal
{bal}
From H1086; properly a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest.
to cover 3680
{3680} Prime
כָּסָה
kacah
{kaw-saw'}
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
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 Psalms 104:6-9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 104:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 104:9

A bound — Even the sand of the sea — shore.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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hast set:

Psalms 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Genesis 9:11-15 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. ... And I will remember my covenant, which [is] between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
Job 38:10-11 And brake up for it my decreed [place], and set bars and doors, ... And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Isaiah 54:9 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.
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?
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