Job 38:7
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New International Version
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

New Living Translation
as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

English Standard Version
when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

New American Standard Bible
When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

King James Bible
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

International Standard Version
while the morning stars sang together and all the divine beings shouted joyfully?

NET Bible
when the morning stars sang in chorus, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Jubilee Bible 2000
when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

King James 2000 Bible
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

American King James Version
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

American Standard Version
When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Douay-Rheims Bible
When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody?

Darby Bible Translation
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

English Revised Version
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Webster's Bible Translation
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

World English Bible
when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Young's Literal Translation
In the singing together of stars of morning, And all sons of God shout for joy,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

38:4-11 For the humbling of Job, God here shows him his ignorance, even concerning the earth and the sea. As we cannot find fault with God's work, so we need not fear concerning it. The works of his providence, as well as the work of creation, never can be broken; and the work of redemption is no less firm, of which Christ himself is both the Foundation and the Corner-stone. The church stands as firm as the earth.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - When the morning stars sang together. The stars generally, or the actual stars visible on the morn of creation, are probably meant. They, as it were, sang a song of loud acclaim on witnessing the new marvel. Their priority to the earth is implied, since they witness its birth. Their song is, of course, that silent song of sympathy, whereof Shakespeare speaks when he says, "Each in its motion like an angel sings" ('Merchant of Venice,' act 5. sc. 1). And all the sons of God shouted for joy. "The sons of God" here must necessarily be the angels (see Job 1:6; Job 2:1), since there were no men as yet in existence. They too joined in the chorus of sympathy and admiration, perhaps lifting up their voices (Revelation 5:11, 12), perhaps their hearts only, praising the Creator, who had done such marvellous things.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When the morning stars sang together,.... Either all the stars in a literal sense; for though, strictly speaking, there is but one morning star, yet all may be called so, because early created in the morning of the world; and are all stars of light, shine till the morning; and it is observed by some, that the nearer the morning the brighter they shine: and these in their way sing the praises of God, and set forth the glory of his perfections, and occasion songs of praise in men; see Psalm 148:3. Or figuratively, either angels, as most interpret them, comparable to stars for their glory, purity, and light, for their constancy, permanency, and numbers: or good men, particularly ministers of the word, and angels of the churches; who are stars in Christ's right hand, Revelation 1:20; but the principal morning star is Christ himself, Revelation 22:16;

and all the sons of God shouted for joy; which are usually understood of angels also, so the Targum; who are the sons of God, not by birth, as Christ, nor by adoption, as saints; but by creation, as Adam, Luke 3:38. And because they bear some likeness to God, as holy spirits, and honour and obey him in doing his will; though the character of sons of God, as distinct from the children of men, given to professors of religion, obtained before the times of Job; see Genesis 6:2; and who might be said to sing together, and shout for joy, when they met for social worship; see Job 1:6; and especially when any fresh discoveries were made to them of the Messiah, and salvation by him. Thus Abraham, one of these sons of God, saw Christ's day and was glad, and shouted for joy, John 8:56. For these words are not necessarily to be restrained to the laying of the foundation and cornerstone of the earth, as our version directs; though indeed the angels then might be present, being created as soon as the heavens were, and with the stars, as Capellus on this place observes; and rejoiced, when the foundations of the earth were laid, on beholding such a display of the power, wisdom, and goodness of God therein; and which may be said of them, in allusion to what is done at the laying of the foundation of any building of note; see Ezra 3:10; for it may be repeated from Job 38:4; "where wast thou when the morning stars", &c. and so may refer to any rejoicing, whether of angels or men, before the times of Job, at which he was not present.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. So at the founding of Zerubbabel's temple (Ezr 3:10-13). So hereafter at the completion of the Church, the temple of the Holy Ghost (Zec 4:7); as at its foundation (Lu 2:13, 14).

morning stars—especially beautiful. The creation morn is appropriately associated with these, it being the commencement of this world's day. The stars are figuratively said to sing God's praises, as in Ps 19:1; 148:3. They are symbols of the angels, bearing the same relation to our earth, as angels do to us. Therefore they answer to "sons of God," or angels, in the parallel. See on [549]Job 25:5.

Job 38:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Challenges Job
6"On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;…
Cross References
Genesis 1:16
God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Job 1:6
One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
Treasury of Scripture

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

the morning

Revelation 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the …

the sons

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves …

Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves …

Psalm 104:4 Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the …

shouted

Ezra 3:11,12 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks to …

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become …

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