JOB 38:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

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Job 38:7 Translation & Meaning

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When the morning בֹ֑קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
stars כּ֣וֹכְבֵי A star (as round or as shining); figuratively, a prince stars
sang בְּרָן Properly, to creak (or emit a stridulous sound), i.e., to shout (usually for joy) sang
together, יַ֭חַד Properly, a unit, i.e., (adverb) unitedly together
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the sons בְּנֵ֥י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
of God אֱלֹהִֽים׃ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
shouted וַ֝יָּרִ֗יעוּ To mar (especially by breaking); figuratively, to split the ears (with sound), i.e., shout (for alarm or joy) shouted
for joy? וַ֝יָּרִ֗יעוּ To mar (especially by breaking); figuratively, to split the ears (with sound), i.e., shout (for alarm or joy) joy

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  • 5  Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

  • 6  Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

  • 7  When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

  • 8  Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

  • 9  When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,




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