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Job 38:30

    Job 38:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The waters hide themselves and become like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The waters are joined together, hard as a stone, and the face of the deep is covered.

    Webster's Revision

    The waters hide themselves and become like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

    World English Bible

    The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The waters are hidden as with stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 38:30

    The waters are hid as with a stone - Here is a reference to freezing in the winter, as we may learn from some of the constellations mentioned below, which arise above our horizon, in the winter months. The word יתחבאו yithchabbau is understood by the versions in general as implying hardening or congelation; and we know in some intense frosts the ice becomes as hard as a stone; and even the face of the deep - the very seas themselves, not only in the polar circles, but even in northern countries, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, and parts of Germany, are really frozen, and locked up from all the purposes of navigation for several months in winter.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 38:30

    The waters are hid as with a stone - The solid ice is laid as a stone upon them, wholly concealing them from view.

    And the face of the deep is frozen - Margin, "taken." The idea is, they seem to take hold of one another (יתלכדוּ yitlâkadû); they hold together, or cohere. The formation of ice is thus appealed to as a proof of the wisdom of God, and as a thing which Job could not explain. No man could produce this effect; nor could Job explain how it was done.
    Book: Job