Who enclosed the sea behind doors
when it burst from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and total darkness its blanket,[a](A)
10 when I determined its boundaries[b]
and put its bars and doors in place,
11 when I declared, “You may come this far, but no farther;
your proud waves stop here”?

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Footnotes

  1. 38:9 Lit swaddling clothes
  2. 38:10 Lit I broke my statute on it

You set a boundary they cannot cross;
they will never cover the earth again.(A)

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