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Psalms 33:7

    Psalms 33:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up the depth in storehouses.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: He layeth up the deeps in store-houses.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes the waters of the sea come together in a mass; he keeps the deep seas in store-houses.

    Webster's Revision

    He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: He layeth up the deeps in store-houses.

    World English Bible

    He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the deeps in storehouses.

    Definitions for Psalms 33:7

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 33:7

    He gathereth the waters of the sea together - He separated the water from the earth and, while the latter was collected into continents, islands, mountains, hills, and valleys, the former was collected into one place, and called seas; and by his all-controlling power and providence the waters have been retained in their place, so that they have not returned to drown the earth: and he has so adapted the solar and sonar influence exerted on the waters, that the tides are only raised to certain heights, so that they cannot overflow the shores, nor become dissipated in the atmospheric regions. In this one economy there is a whole circle of science. The quantity of matter in the sun, moon, and in the earth, are all adjusted to each other in this astonishing provision: the course of the moon, and the diurnal and annual revolutions of the earth, are all concerned here; and so concerned, that it requires some of the nicest of the Newtonian calculations to ascertain the laws by which the whole is affected.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 33:7

    He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap - The Hebrew word here rendered "gathereth" is a participle; "gathering." The design is to represent this as a continuous act; an act not merely of the original creation, but constantly occurring. The reference is to the power by which the waters are gathered and kept together; the continual power which prevents their overspreading the earth. The word rendered "heap" - נד nêd - means properly a heap or "mound," and is applied to the waves of the sea heaped up together like mounds. Compare Joshua 3:13, Joshua 3:16; Exodus 15:8 : Psalm 78:13. He collected those waters, and kept them in their places, as if they were solid matter. This denotes the absolute control which God has over the waters, and is thus a most striking illustration of his power.

    He layeth up the depth in storehouses - The abysses; the deep waters; the masses of water. He places them where he pleases; he disposes of them as the farmer his grain, or the rich man his treasures. The caverns of the ocean - the ocean-beds - are thus vast reservoirs or treasure-houses for the reception of the waters which God has chosen to deposit there. All this is proof of his amazing power, and all this lays a proper foundation for praise. Occasions for gratitude to him may be found in every world that he has made; in every object that has come from his hand; and nothing more "obviously" suggests this than his wondrous power over the waters of the ocean - collecting them, restraining them, controlling them, as he pleases.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 33:7

    33:7 Store - houses - Either in the clouds, or in the bowels of the earth.