6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone-

Other Translations of Job 38:6

King James Version

6 Whereupon are the foundations foundations: Heb. sockets thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

English Standard Version

6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone,

The Message

6 How was its foundation poured, and who set the cornerstone,

New King James Version

6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,

New Living Translation

6 What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:6

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.