“Where were you (A)when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you [a]have understanding,
Who set its (B)measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the line on it?
“On what (C)were its bases sunk?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together
And all the (D)sons of God shouted for joy?

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  1. Job 38:4 Lit know understanding

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?(A)
    Tell me, if you understand.(B)
Who marked off its dimensions?(C) Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line(D) across it?
On what were its footings set,(E)
    or who laid its cornerstone(F)
while the morning stars(G) sang together(H)
    and all the angels[a](I) shouted for joy?(J)

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  1. Job 38:7 Hebrew the sons of God

Who (A)establishes the mountains by His strength,
Being (B)girded with might;

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who formed the mountains(A) by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,(B)

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12 Who has (A)measured the [a]waters in the hollow of His hand,
And marked off the heavens by the [b]span,
And [c]calculated the dust of the earth by the measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance
And the hills in a pair of scales?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:12 DSS reads waters of the sea
  2. Isaiah 40:12 Or half cubit; i.e. 9 in.
  3. Isaiah 40:12 Lit contained or comprehended

12 Who has measured the waters(A) in the hollow of his hand,(B)
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?(C)
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?(D)

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