Job 38:31
New International Version
"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion's belt?

New Living Translation
"Can you direct the movement of the stars--binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosening the cords of Orion?

English Standard Version
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?

Berean Study Bible
Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?

New American Standard Bible
"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?

King James Bible
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?

Contemporary English Version
Can you arrange stars in groups such as Orion and the Pleiades?

Good News Translation
Can you tie the Pleiades together or loosen the bonds that hold Orion?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?

International Standard Version
"Can you bind the chains of Pleiades or loosen the cords of Orion?

NET Bible
Can you tie the bands of the Pleiades, or release the cords of Orion?

New Heart English Bible
"Can you fasten the chains of Kimah, or loosen the cords of Kesil?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Can you connect the chains of the [constellation] Pleiades or untie the ropes of Orion?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion?

New American Standard 1977
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

King James 2000 Bible
Can you bind the cluster of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

American King James Version
Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

American Standard Version
Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And dost thou understand the band of Pleias, and hast thou opened the barrier of Orion?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shalt thou be able to join together the shining stars the Pleiades, or canst thou stop the turning about of Arcturus?

Darby Bible Translation
Canst thou fasten the bands of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?

English Revised Version
Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Webster's Bible Translation
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

World English Bible
"Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
30when the waters become hard as stone, and the surface of the deep is frozen? 31Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion? 32Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear and her cubs?…
Cross References
Job 9:9
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, of the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

Job 38:30
when the waters become hard as stone, and the surface of the deep is frozen?

Job 38:32
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear and her cubs?

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

Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Pleiades.

Job 9:9
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Amos 5:8
Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

Orion.







Lexicon
Can you bind
הַֽ֭תְקַשֵּׁר (haṯ·qaš·šêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7194: To tie, gird, confine, compact, in love, league

the chains
מַעֲדַנּ֣וֹת (ma·‘ă·ḏan·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4575: A bond, group

of the Pleiades
כִּימָ֑ה (kî·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3598: A cluster of stars, the Pleiades

or
אֽוֹ־ (’ōw-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

loosen
תְּפַתֵּֽחַ׃ (tə·p̄at·tê·aḥ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

the belt
מֹשְׁכ֖וֹת (mō·šə·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4189: Something drawing, a cord

of Orion?
כְּסִ֣יל (kə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3685: Any notable constellation, Orion
(31) The sweet influences.--With reference to their supposed effect on weather and the like, or perhaps the word means chain or band, with allusion to their group--"Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." The context, however, of "the bands of Orion" seems rather to favour the other view. "Canst thou regulate the influences exerted by these several constellations in either direction of increase or diminution?"

Verse 31. - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades? (On the almost certain identification of the Hebrew Kirnah with the Pleiades, see the comment on Job 9:9.) Whether the "sweet influences" of the constellation are here spoken of is very doubtful. Schultens and Professor Lee support the rendering; but most critics prefer to translate the word employed (מעדנים) by "chains" or "fastenings" (Rashi, Kimchi, Rosenmuller, Dillmann, Canon Cook). If we adopt this view, we must suppose the invisible links which unite the stars into a constellation to be intended. Job is asked whether he can draw the links nearer together, and bind the stars closer to one another. Or loose the bands of Orion? The identity of Kesil with Orion is generally allowed. Job is asked if he can loosen the tie which unites the several members of this constellation together. Of course, he can pretend to no such powers. 38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.
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