Job 38:11

Overview - Job 38
God challenges Job to answer.
God, by his mighty works, convinces Job of ignorance,
31 and of imbecility.
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Job 38:11  (King James Version)
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Thus far shall thy flux and reflux extend. The tides are marvellously limited and regulated, not only by the lunar and solar attraction, but by the quantum of time required to remove any part of the earth's surface, by its rotation round its axis, from under the immediate attractive influence of the sun and moon. Hence the attraction of the sun and moon, and the gravitation of the sea to its own centre, which prevent too great a flux on the one hand, and too great reflux on the other, are some of those bars and doors by which its proud waves are stayed, and prevented from coming farther.
Psalms 65:6 Psalms 65:7 ; Psalms 93:3 Psalms 93:4 Proverbs 8:29 ; Mark 4:39-41

1:22 2:6 Psalms 76:10 ; 89:9 Isaiah 27:8 ; Luke 8:32 Luke 8:33 ; Revelation 20:2 Revelation 20:3 Revelation 20:7 Revelation 20:8

thy proud waves
Hebrew the pride of thy waves.