Job 9:7

“Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 9:7

Which commandeth the Sunne, and it riseth not: and sealeth vp the starres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who commands the sun not to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

That commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, And sealeth up the stars;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who gives orders to the sun, and it does not give its light; and who keeps the stars from shining.
- Basic English Bible

Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, and he sealeth up the stars;
- Darby Bible

Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
- Webster's Bible

He commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, and seals up the stars.
- World English Bible

Who is speaking to the sun, and it riseth not, And the stars He sealeth up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 9:7

Wesley's Notes for Job 9:7

9:5 Who - He proceeds to give evidence of the Divine power and wisdom. Removeth - Suddenly and unexpectedly. They - The mountains, to which he ascribes sense and knowledge figuratively. In anger - In token of his displeasure with the men that live upon them.

9:6 The earth - Great portions of it, by earthquakes, or by removing islands. Pillars - The deep and inward parts of it, which like pillars supported those parts that appear to our view.

9:8 Who. &c. - A farther description of a black and tempestuous season, wherein the heavens seem to be brought down nearer to the earth. Treadeth - Represseth and ruleth them when they rage and are tempestuous: for treading upon any thing, signifies in scripture using power and dominion over it.

9:9 Ordereth - Disposeth them, governeth their rising and setting, and all their influences. These he names as constellations of greatest eminency; but under them he seems to comprehend all the stars, which as they were created by God, so are under his government. Arcturus is a northern constellation, near that called the Bear. Orion is a more southerly constellation, that rises to us in December. The Pleiades is a constellation not far from Orion, which we call the seven stars: by the chambers, (or inmost chambers, as the word signifies) of the south, he seems to understand those stars and constellations which are toward the southern pole, which are called inward chambers, because they are for the most part hid and shut up from these parts of the world.

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