JOB 38:33

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?”

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Job 38:33 Translation & Meaning

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Knowest הֲ֭יָדַעְתָּ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) Knowest
thou the ordinances חֻקּ֣וֹת A statute ordinances
of heaven? שָׁמָ֑יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
canst thou set תָּשִׂ֖ים To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) canst set
the dominion מִשְׁטָר֣וֹ Jurisdiction dominion
thereof in the earth? בָאָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) thereof earth

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  • 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?

  • 34  Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

  • 35  Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?




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