Job 38:12

“Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hast thou commaunded the morning since thy daies? and caused the day-spring to know his place,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, {And} caused the dawn to know its place,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days `began', `And' caused the dayspring to know its place;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you, from your earliest days, given orders to the morning, or made the dawn conscious of its place;
- Basic English Bible

Hast thou since thy days commanded the morning? hast thou caused the dawn to know its place,
- Darby Bible

Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the day-spring to know its place;
- Webster's Bible

Have you commanded the morning in your days, and caused the dawn to know its place;
- World English Bible

Hast thou commanded morning since thy days? Causest thou the dawn to know its place?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began, and caused the dayspring to know its place;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:12


38:12 Morning - Didst thou create the sun, and appoint the order and succession of day and night. Since - Since thou wast born: this work was done long before thou wast born. To know - To observe the punctual time when, and the point of the heavens where it should arise; which varies every day.


Discussion for Job 38:12

  • Apostle Peter O. Eze for verse 12
    This is awesome. Only if every believer has known this, there is no better way to stay a winner in all the long than by commanding your morning and your day. I won 't let the devil have his way again in my days. Thank you Jesus.
  • Tabitha Holt for verse 12
    If Job had "commanded the morning " then what is the need for the conversation in Job 1 1???
  • Adesuyi Ajayi for verse 12
    God is telling believers their untapped and unused powers to direct elemental forces of creation. Christians have the power to alter the trajectory of events,the secret that satanic forces know and use to alter human destiny. Gods words in the mouth of the righteous is potent. it is en dunamis, it can spoil principalities . Joshua ordered the moon to stay in the valley of Ajalon and the sun to stand still over Gibeon. Whether its literal or allegorical, we can alter time space sand events therein.
  • ChudiObiesie for verse 12
    The greatest weapon we have is prayer. The days are evil and we need to take charge of situations around us which calls for the need to rise early and call upon HIM who is able to help us. We need to posses the gates of our enemies.
  • Winnie Mbamalu for verse 12
    this verse of scripture is a call for believer's to take CHARGE - wherever they are and whatever the situation. It calls for rising early to pray and program the day to your favor and to GOD's glory.

    Jesus said "Occupy till I come" rising early to command the morning, to speak into the womb of the day, to take charge in the spirit realm so that Satan cannot run free in our environment is the surest way to occupy.
    Whatsoever we bind on earth is bound in heaven, imagine what orderliness and peace we will enjoy if every believer will.rise early to take charge of their environment binding the demons of immorality, sicknesses and dieases, lack and insufficiency, divorces, rebellion, every work of the devil!

    Brethren, it's time to rise and command the morning, Jesus Christ is Lord.

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