when he set a limit for the sea so that the waters would not violate his command, when he laid out the foundations of the earth.
Who enclosed the sea behind doors when it burst from the womb,when I made the clouds its garment and total darkness its blanket,when I determined its boundaries and put its bars and doors in place,when I declared,“ You may come this far, but no farther; your proud waves stop here”?
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.
He gathers the water of the sea into a heap; he puts the depths into storehouses.
You covered it with the deep as if it were a garment; the water stood above the mountains.At your rebuke the water fled; at the sound of your thunder they hurried away—mountains rose and valleys sank— to the place you established for them.You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never cover the earth again.
“ For this is like the days of Noah to me: when I swore that the water of Noah would never flood the earth again, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you or rebuke you.Though the mountains move and the hills shake, my love will not be removed from you and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate LORD.
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.”