JOB 38:31

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Job 38:31 Translation & Meaning

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Canst thou bind הַֽ֭תְקַשֵּׁר To tie, physically (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in love, league) Canst bind
the sweet influences מַעֲדַנּ֣וֹת A bond, i.e., group sweet influences
of Pleiades, כִּימָ֑ה A cluster of stars, i.e., the Pleiades Pleiades
or אֽוֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
loose תְּפַתֵּֽחַ׃ To open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically, to loosen, begin, plough, carve loose
the bands מֹשְׁכ֖וֹת Something drawing, i.e., (figuratively) a cord bands
of Orion? כְּסִ֣יל Any notable constellation; specifically Orion (as if a burly one) Orion

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  • 29  Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

  • 30  The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

  • 31  Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

  • 32  Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

  • 33  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?




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