Psalms 33:7

7 He gathers the waters of the sea as 1a heap; he 2puts the deeps in storehouses.

Psalms 33:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 33:7

He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap
Which was done on the third day of the creation, by means of which the dry land appeared, ( Genesis 1:9 Genesis 1:10 ) ; when the waters of the sea were piled up as an heap, and stood higher than the earth, as they now do; and which is a wonderful instance of the power and providence of God, to bound them, and preserve the earth from being overflowed by them, ( Job 38:9-11 ) ;

he layeth up the depth in storehouses;
that is, large quantities of water, for which he has his treasure houses, as for the wind, hail and snow, ( Psalms 135:7 ) ( Job 38:16 Job 38:22 ) ; and these are the clouds of heaven above, and the fountains of the great deep below, which the Lord opens and stops at his pleasure; see ( Genesis 7:11 ) ( 8:2 ) .

Psalms 33:7 In-Context

5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 78:13; Exodus 15:8; Joshua 3:13, 16
  • 2. See Job 38:8
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