For he set its foundation upon the seas, and established 1 it upon the ocean currents. 2
for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
For He has founded it upon the seas And established it upon the rivers.
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
He built it on Ocean foundations, laid it out on River girders.
For by him it was based on the seas, and made strong on the deep rivers.
for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters.
For he hath founded
it upon the seas
it upon the floods
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he set its foundation upon
, and established
the ocean currents.
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1 tn The prefixed verbal form is understood as a preterite, referring to the creation of the world.
2 sn He…established it upon the ocean currents. The description reflects ancient Israelite prescientific cosmology, which is based on outward appearances. The language also suggests that God’s creative work involved the subjugation of chaos, symbolized by the sea.