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Job 38:4-11 NIV

4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

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      5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?

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      6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—

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      7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angelsa shouted for joy?

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        • ¥ 38:7 - Hebrew "the sons of God"
          8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

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          9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,

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          10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,

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          11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?

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          • a 38:7 - Hebrew "the sons of God"
          • b 38:31 - Septuagint; Hebrew "beauty"
          • c 38:32 - Or "the morning star in its season"
          • d 38:32 - Or "out Leo"
          • e 38:33 - Or "their"
          • f 38:36 - That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
          • g 38:36 - That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.