Job 38:31

“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Canst thou bind the sweete influences of Pleiades? or loose the bands of Orion?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are the bands of the Pleiades fixed by you, or are the cords of Orion made loose?
- Basic English Bible

Canst thou fasten the bands of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
- Darby Bible

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
- Webster's Bible

Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
- World English Bible

Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Canst thou bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:31


38:31 Bind - Restrain or hinder them. Pleiades - The seven stars, which bring in the spring. Bands - By which it binds up the air and earth, by bringing storms of rain and hail or frost and snow. Orion - This constellation rises in November, and brings in winter. Both summer and winter will have their course? God indeed can change them when he pleases, can make the spring cold, and so bind the influences of Pleiades, and the winter warm, and so loose the bands of Orion; but we cannot.


Discussion for Job 38:31

  • Ephraim Isobara for verse 31
    The infinite dimension of the universe, amazing quality of design, the constellations, Orion, Milkyways etc, defiles the BIG BANG Theory
  • Wesley' s a bit off actually.
    It refers to GOD's absolute power, over all things, everywhere. The "Pleiades" are a bound system of thousands of stars all held exactly together in place by their own equal gravity. Where as, Orion is a system of fewer stars which are slowly drifting apart.
    Early Persian and Jewish astronomy had observed these phenomenon both. The important part is they both defy man's big-bang theory by way of the laws of thermodynamics, and so put the feat firmly in GOD's hands.

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