10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

Other Translations of Job 38:10

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

10 and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors,

The Message

10 Then I made a playpen for it, a strong playpen so it couldn't run loose,

New King James Version

10 When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors;

New Living Translation

10 For I locked it behind barred gates, limiting its shores.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:10

Commentary on Job 38:4-11

(Read Job 38:4-11)

For the humbling of Job, God here shows him his ignorance, even concerning the earth and the sea. As we cannot find fault with God's work, so we need not fear concerning it. The works of his providence, as well as the work of creation, never can be broken; and the work of redemption is no less firm, of which Christ himself is both the Foundation and the Corner-stone. The church stands as firm as the earth.