Thus far shall thy flux and reflux extend. The tides are
marvellously limited and regulated, not only by the lunar and
solar attraction, but by the quantum of time required to
remove any part of the earth's surface, by its rotation round
its axis, from under the immediate attractive influence of the
sun and moon. Hence the attraction of the sun and moon, and
the gravitation of the sea to its own centre, which prevent
too great a flux on the one hand, and too great reflux on the
other, are some of those bars and doors by which its proud
waves are stayed, and prevented from coming farther.
Ps 65:6,7 93:3,4 Pr 8:29 Mr 4:39-41
1:22 2:6 Ps 76:10 89:9 Isa 27:8 Lu 8:32,33 Re 20:2,3,7,8
* thy proud waves. Heb. the pride of thy waves.