When He set a boundary for the sea So that the water would not violate His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
“ Or who enclosed the sea with doors When it went out from the womb, bursting forth;When I made a cloud its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling bands,And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,And I said,‘ As far as this point you shall come, but no farther; And here your proud waves shall stop’?
Do you not fear Me?’ declares the Lord.‘ Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal limit, and it will not cross over it. Though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; Though they roar, they will not cross over it.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He puts the depths in storehouses.
You covered it with the deep sea as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.They fled from Your rebuke, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them.You set a boundary so that they will not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.
“ For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor rebuke you.For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My favor will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.
While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”