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Proverbs 8:29

    Proverbs 8:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When he put a limit to the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put in position the bases of the earth:

    Webster's Revision

    When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;

    World English Bible

    when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When he gave to the sea its bound, that the waters should not transgress his commandment: when he marked out the foundations of the earth:

    Definitions for Proverbs 8:29

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:29

    When he gave to the sea his decree - When he assigned its limits, adjusted its saltness, and proportioned the extent of the surface to the quantity of vapors to be raised from it, for the irrigation of the terrene surface.

    The foundations of the earth - Those irreversible laws by which all its motions are governed; its annual and diurnal rotation, and particularly its centrifugal and centripetal forces; by the former of which it has its annual motion round the sun like all other planets; and by the latter all its particles are prevented from flying off, notwithstanding the great velocity of its motion round its own axis, which causes one thousand and forty-two miles of its equator to pass under any given point in the heavens in the course of a single hour! These are, properly speaking, the foundations of the earth; the principles on which it is constructed, and the laws by which it is governed.