Job 38:20
New International Version
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?

New Living Translation
Can you take each to its home? Do you know how to get there?

English Standard Version
that you may take it to its territory and that you may discern the paths to its home?

Berean Study Bible
so you can lead it back to its border? Do you know the paths to its home?

New American Standard Bible
That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?

King James Bible
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

Christian Standard Bible
so you can lead it back to its border? Are you familiar with the paths to its home?

Contemporary English Version
Can you lead them home?

Good News Translation
Can you show them how far to go, or send them back again?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so you can lead it back to its border? Are you familiar with the paths to its home?

International Standard Version
Can you take it to its homeland, since you know the path to his house?

NET Bible
that you may take them to their borders and perceive the pathways to their homes?

New Heart English Bible
that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern the paths to its house?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that you may lead it to its territory, so that you may know the path to its home?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

New American Standard 1977
That you may take it to its territory, And that you may discern the paths to its home?

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thou shalt take it in its borders, and if thou should understand the paths to its house?

King James 2000 Bible
That you should take it to its domain, and that you should know the paths to its home?

American King James Version
That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?

American Standard Version
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof?

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths to its house?

English Revised Version
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof?

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths to its house?

World English Bible
that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern the paths to its house?

Young's Literal Translation
That thou dost take it unto its boundary, And that thou dost understand The paths of its house.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
God Challenges Job
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? 21Surely you know, for you were already born! And the number of your days is great!…
Cross References
Job 26:10
He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Job 38:19
Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,

Treasury of Scripture

That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?

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Lexicon
so
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you can lead it back
תִ֭קָּחֶנּוּ (ṯiq·qā·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

its border?
גְּבוּל֑וֹ (gə·ḇū·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

Do you know
תָ֝בִ֗ין (ṯā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

the paths
נְתִיב֥וֹת (nə·ṯî·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5410: Path, pathway

to its home?
בֵּיתֽוֹ׃ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(20) That thou shouldest take it--i.e., go with or track it.

Verse 20. - That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof. Can Job "take" light and darkness, and lead them to their proper places, and make them observe their proper "bounds," as God can (Genesis 1:4)? And that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof (comp. ver. 19). 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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