The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 104:9
Thou hast set a bound, that they may not pass over…
``to the rolling waves of the sea.''
Set doors with bolts and bars, cliffs, rocks, and shores: and, what is
more surprising, sand, which is penetrable, flexible, and moveable, is
set as a perpetual bound to the raging ocean and its waves, which they
cannot pass over: see (Job 38:8-11) (Jeremiah 5:22) . So the Lord has set a
bound to the proud waters of afflictions, and says, Thus far shall ye
go, and no farther; and to the life of man, which he cannot exceed,
(Job 14:5) . But he has given man a law, as a rule to walk by, as the
boundary of his conversation, and this he transgresses; in which he is
less tractable than the raging sea and its waves. That they turn not
again to cover the earth; as they did when it was first made, (Psalms 104:6)
that is, not without the divine leave and power; for they did turn
again and cover the earth, at the time of the flood; but never shall
more. Some think there is no need to make this exception; since this
was written after the flood, and when God had swore that the waters
should no more go over the earth, (Isaiah 54:9) .
The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 104:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=104&verse=009>. 1999.