Job 38:12
New International Version
"Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,

New Living Translation
“Have you ever commanded the morning to appear and caused the dawn to rise in the east?

English Standard Version
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place,

Berean Study Bible
In your days, have you commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place,

New American Standard Bible
"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,

New King James Version
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, And caused the dawn to know its place,

King James Bible
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

Christian Standard Bible
Have you ever in your life commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place,

Contemporary English Version
Did you ever tell the sun to rise? And did it obey?

Good News Translation
Job, have you ever in all your life commanded a day to dawn?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you ever in your life commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place,

International Standard Version
"Have you ever commanded the morning at any time during your life? Do you know where the dawn lives,

NET Bible
Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, or made the dawn know its place,

New Heart English Bible
"Have you commanded the morning in your days, and caused the dawn to know its place;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Have you ever given orders to the morning or assigned a place for the dawn

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began, And caused the dayspring to know its place;

New American Standard 1977
“Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place;

King James 2000 Bible
Have you commanded the morning since your days began; and caused the dawn to know its place;

American King James Version
Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

American Standard Version
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began , And caused the dayspring to know its place;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Or did I order the morning light in thy time; and did the morning star then first see his appointed place;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Didst thou since thy birth command the morning, and shew the dawning of the day its place?

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou since thy days commanded the morning? hast thou caused the dawn to know its place,

English Revised Version
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began, and caused the dayspring to know its place;

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the day-spring to know its place;

World English Bible
"Have you commanded the morning in your days, and caused the dawn to know its place;

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou commanded morning since thy days? Causest thou the dawn to know its place?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
11and I declared: ‘You may come this far, but no farther; here your proud waves must stop’? 12In your days, have you commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place, 13that it might spread to the ends of the earth and shake the wicked out of it?…
Cross References
Job 38:11
and I declared: 'You may come this far, but no farther; here your proud waves must stop'?

Job 38:13
that it might spread to the ends of the earth and shake the wicked out of it?

Amos 5:8
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness into dawn and darkens day into night, who summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the face of the earth--the LORD is His name--

Treasury of Scripture

Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

commanded

Genesis 1:5
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Psalm 74:16
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Psalm 136:7,8
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: …

since

Job 38:4,21
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…

Job 8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

Job 15:7
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

the dayspring

Luke 1:78
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:









Lexicon
In your days,
הְֽ֭מִיָּמֶיךָ‪‬ (hə·mî·yā·me·ḵā)
Article, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

have you commanded
צִוִּ֣יתָ (ṣiw·wî·ṯā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the morning
בֹּ֑קֶר (bō·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

or assigned
יִדַּ֖עְתָּה‪‬ (yid·da‘·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the dawn
הַשַּׁ֣חַר (haš·ša·ḥar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7837: Dawn

its place,
מְקֹמֽוֹ׃ (mə·qō·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
(12) And caused the dayspring to know his place.--Changing, as it does, from day to day with the changing seasons.

Verse 12. - Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days? rather, by reason of ray length of days - a similar irony to that observable in vers. 5, 21, etc. The third marvel of creation brought before us is the dawn, or daybreak - that standing miracle of combined utility and beauty. Has Job authority to issue his orders to the dawn, and tell it when to make its appearance? Has he caused the dayspring to know his place? Job cannot possibly pretend to any such power.
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