8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Other Translations of Job 38:8

New International Version

8 "Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

English Standard Version

8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb,

The Message

8 And who took charge of the ocean when it gushed forth like a baby from the womb?

New King James Version

8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors, When it burst forth and issued from the womb;

New Living Translation

8 "Who kept the sea inside its boundaries as it burst from the womb,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:8

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.