Job 11:9

9 Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.

Read Job 11:9 Using Other Translations

The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.
It is broader than the earth and wider than the sea.

What does Job 11:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 11:9

The measure thereof [is] longer than the earth, and broader
than the sea.
] Length is generally ascribed to the earth, and width to the sea; the ends of the earth are used for a great distance, and the sea is called the great and wide sea; see F11 ( Psalms 72:1 ) ( 104:25 ) ; but God and his perfections, particularly his wisdom and understanding, are infinite, ( Psalms 147:5 ) ; and will admit of no dimensions; as his love, so his wisdom, has an height which cannot be reached, a depth that cannot be fathomed, and a length and breadth immeasurable; see ( Ephesians 3:18 ) ; from hence it appears that God is omniscient, omnipresent, and incomprehensible; and since he is to be found in Christ, and in him only, it is in vain for us to seek for him elsewhere: next the sovereignty of God is discoursed of.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 "Quid oceano longius inveriri potest", Cicero. Orat. 36.
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