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Job 38:8-11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Who enclosed the sea behind doors
when it burst from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and thick darkness its blanket,[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”?


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

Psalm 33:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He gathers the waters of the sea into a heap;[a]
He puts the depths into storehouses.


  1. Psalm 33:7 LXX, Tg, Syr, Vg, Jer read sea as in a bottle

Psalm 136:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He spread the land on the waters.
        His love is eternal.

Jeremiah 5:22 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 Do you not fear Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Do you not tremble before Me,
the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea,
an enduring barrier that it cannot cross?
The waves surge, but they cannot prevail.
They roar but cannot pass over it.

2 Peter 3:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They willfully ignore this: Long ago the heavens and the earth were brought about from water and through water by the word of God.

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