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gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
8:29 not pass his commandment. These events evidently refer to the work of the third day of creation week, when the solid land materials emerged from the ubiquitous waters.
8:29 foundations of the earth. The “foundations of the earth” were not appointed until the third day. Compare Job 38:4-7, which speaks of the angels—who were created on the first day—as shouting for joy when the foundations of the earth were laid.