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Job 38:4–7

4 “Where ewere you when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Tell Me, if you have understanding.

5 Who determined its measurements?

Surely you know!

Or who stretched the 2line upon it?

6 To what were its foundations fastened?

Or who laid its cornerstone,

7 When the morning stars sang together,

And all fthe sons of God shouted for joy?

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Job 38:4–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?

Tell me, if you understand.

Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

On what were its footings set,

or who laid its cornerstone—

while the morning stars sang together

and all the angels shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you have understanding.

Who determined its measurements—surely you know!

Or who stretched the line upon it?

On what were its bases sunk,

or who laid its cornerstone,

when the morning stars sang together

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Declare, if thou hast understanding.

Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?

Or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?

Or who laid the corner stone thereof;

When the morning stars sang together,

And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Tell me, if you know so much.

Who determined its dimensions

and stretched out the surveying line?

What supports its foundations,

and who laid its cornerstone

as the morning stars sang together

and all the angels shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Where were you when I made the earth’s foundation?

Tell me, if you understand.

Who marked off how big it should be? Surely you know!

Who stretched a ruler across it?

What were the earth’s foundations set on,

or who put its cornerstone in place

while the morning stars sang together

and all the angels shouted with joy?

Job 38:4–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Declare, if thou hast understanding.

Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest?

Or who stretched the line upon it?

Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened?

Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,

When the morning stars sang together,

And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Where wast thou when I founded the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who set the measures thereof—if thou knowest? or who stretched a line upon it? Whereupon were the foundations thereof sunken? or who laid its corner-stone, When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? 

Tell me if you have ⸤such⸥ insight. 

Who determined its dimensions? 

Certainly, you know! 

Who stretched a measuring line over it? 

On what were its footings sunk? 

Who laid its cornerstone 

when the morning stars sang together 

and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 

Job 38:4–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Where were you when I established the earth?

Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Who fixed its dimensions? Certainly you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

What supports its foundations?

Or who laid its cornerstone

while the morning stars sang together

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you have understanding.

Who determined its measurements—surely you know!

Or who stretched the line upon it?

On what were its bases sunk,

or who laid its cornerstone

when the morning stars sang together

and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Where were you at my laying the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you possess understanding.

Who determined its measurement? Yes, you do know.

Or who stretched the measuring line upon it?

On what were its bases sunk?

Or who laid its cornerstone,

when the morning stars were singing together

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:4–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?

Tell me, if you know.

Who measured it? I am sure you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

What was it built on?

Who laid its most important stone?

When it happened, the morning stars sang together.

All of the angels shouted with joy.

Job 38:4–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell Me, if you have understanding,

Who set its measurements? Since you know.

Or who stretched the line on it?

“On what were its bases sunk?

Or who laid its cornerstone,

When the morning stars sang together

And all the sons of God shouted for joy?