After becoming ill, Matthew Fontaine Maury’s daughter read him a passage of the Bible. This passage, Psalm 8, stuck in his mind: ‘ … whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas’. Matthew Maury knew if the Bible said there were paths of the sea then there must be paths of the sea. And, he was determined to find them. One Bible verse inspired the greatest oceanographer and cartographer in history. He mapped out sea paths we still use today!