On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—
"On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,
What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone
How was its foundation poured, and who set the cornerstone,
On what were its pillars based, or who put down its angle-stone,
On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone
To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,
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1 tn For the interrogative serving as a genitive, see GKC 442 §136.b.
2 sn The world was conceived of as having bases and pillars, but these poetic descriptions should not be pressed too far (e.g., see Ps 24:2, which may be worded as much for its polemics against Canaanite mythology as anything).