Job 38:19
New International Version
"What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?

New Living Translation
"Where does light come from, and where does darkness go?

English Standard Version
“Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness,

Berean Study Bible
Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,

New American Standard Bible
"Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,

King James Bible
Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

Christian Standard Bible
Where is the road to the home of light? Do you know where darkness lives,

Contemporary English Version
Where is the home of light, and where does darkness live?

Good News Translation
Do you know where the light comes from or what the source of darkness is?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where is the road to the home of light? Do you know where darkness lives,

International Standard Version
"Where is the road to where the light lives? Or where does the darkness live?

NET Bible
"In what direction does light reside, and darkness, where is its place,

New Heart English Bible
"What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"What is the way to the place where light lives? Where is the home of darkness

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where is the way to the dwelling of light, And as for darkness, where is the place thereof;

New American Standard 1977
“Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Where is the way to the habitation of the light, and where is the place of the darkness?

King James 2000 Bible
Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is its place,

American King James Version
Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

American Standard Version
Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in what kind of a land does the light dwell? and of what kind is the place of darkness?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where is the way where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness :

Darby Bible Translation
Where is the way to where light dwelleth? and the darkness, where is its place,

English Revised Version
Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and as for darkness, where is the place thereof;

Webster's Bible Translation
Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is its place,

World English Bible
"What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place,

Young's Literal Translation
Where is this -- the way light dwelleth? And darkness, where is this -- its place?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
18Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this. 19Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides, 20so you can lead it back to its border? Do you know the paths to its home?…
Cross References
Job 26:10
He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Job 38:18
Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

Job 38:20
so you can lead it back to its border? Do you know the paths to its home?

Treasury of Scripture

Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

the way

Job 38:12,13
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; …

Genesis 1:3,4,14-18
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light…

Deuteronomy 4:19
And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

darkness

Psalm 18:11
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

Psalm 104:20
Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

Psalm 105:28
He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.







Lexicon
Where
אֵי־ (’ê-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 335: Where?, how?

is the way
הַ֭דֶּרֶךְ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

to the home
יִשְׁכָּן־ (yiš·kān-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

of light?
א֑וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

Do you know where
אֵי־ (’ê-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 335: Where?, how?

darkness
וְ֝חֹ֗שֶׁךְ (wə·ḥō·šeḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

resides,
מְקֹמֽוֹ׃ (mə·qō·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
Verse 19. - Where is the way where light dwelleth? or, Which is the way to the dwelling-place of light '? Where, i.e.' does light dwell? What is its original and true home? Light is a thing quite distinct from the sun and moon and planets (Genesis 1:3, 16). Where and what is it? Dost thou know the way to its dwelling-place? If not, why, once more, dost thou pretend to search out the deep things of God? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof? Darkness, too, light's antithesis, must not that have a home - a "place" of abode, as Job himself had postulated, when he spoke of "a land of darkness and the shadow of death, a land of darkness as darkness itself... Where the light is as darkness" (Job 10:21, 22)? If so, can Job point out the locality? 38:12-24 The Lord questions Job, to convince him of his ignorance, and shame him for his folly in prescribing to God. If we thus try ourselves, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. By the tender mercy of our God, the Day-spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those that sit in darkness, whose hearts are turned to it as clay to the seal, 2Co 4:6. God's way in the government of the world is said to be in the sea; this means, that it is hid from us. Let us make sure that the gates of heaven shall be opened to us on the other side of death, and then we need not fear the opening of the gates of death. It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels. We should neither in the brightest noon count upon perpetual day, nor in the darkest midnight despair of the return of the morning; and this applies to our inward as well as to our outward condition. What folly it is to strive against God! How much is it our interest to seek peace with him, and to keep in his love!
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