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Who shut within doors the sea,
    when it burst forth from the womb,(A)

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[a]He gathered the waters of the sea as a mound;
    he sets the deep into storage vaults.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 33:7 The waters…as a mound: ancients sometimes attributed the power keeping the seas from overwhelming land to a primordial victory of the storm-god over personified Sea.

22 Should you not fear me—oracle of the Lord
    should you not tremble before me?
I made the sandy shore the sea’s limit,
    which by eternal decree it may not overstep.
Toss though it may, it is to no avail;
    though its billows roar, they cannot overstep.(A)

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