Job 38:33
New International Version
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God's dominion over the earth?

New Living Translation
Do you know the laws of the universe? Can you use them to regulate the earth?

English Standard Version
Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?

Berean Study Bible
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?

King James Bible
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

New King James Version
Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?

New American Standard Bible
“Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or do you establish their rule over the earth?

NASB 1995
"Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?

NASB 1977
“Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?

Amplified Bible
“Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or [can you] establish their rule over the earth?

Christian Standard Bible
Do you know the laws of heaven? Can you impose its authority on earth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you know the laws of heaven? Can you impose its authority on earth?

American Standard Version
Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And knowest thou the changes of heaven, or the events which take place together under heaven?

Contemporary English Version
Do you know the laws that govern the heavens, and can you make them rule the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dost thou know the order of heaven, and canst thou set down the reason thereof on the earth?

English Revised Version
Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?

Good News Translation
Do you know the laws that govern the skies, and can you make them apply to the earth?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you know the laws of the sky or make them rule the earth?

International Standard Version
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you regulate their authority over the earth?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?

Literal Standard Version
Have you known the statutes of the heavens? Or do you appoint "" Its dominion in the earth?

NET Bible
Do you know the laws of the heavens, or can you set up their rule over the earth?

New Heart English Bible
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish its dominion over the earth?

World English Bible
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish its dominion over the earth?

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou known the statutes of heaven? Or dost thou appoint Its dominion in the earth?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
32Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear and her cubs? 33Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth? 34Can you command the clouds so that a flood of water covers you?…

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

Psalm 148:6
He established them forever and ever; He issued a decree that will never pass away.

Jeremiah 31:35
Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day, who sets in order the moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar--the LORD of Hosts is His name:

Jeremiah 31:36
"Only if this fixed order departed from My presence, declares the LORD, would Israel's descendants ever cease to be a nation before Me."


Treasury of Scripture

Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?

the ordinances

Genesis 1:16
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Genesis 8:22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Psalm 119:90,91
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth…

canst

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









(33) The ordinances of heaven.--Comp. Job 28:26. That is, the recurring seasons and their power of influencing the earth.

Verse 33. - Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? i.e. the physical laws by which the course of nature is governed (comp. Psalm 119:90, 91; Psalm 148:6). The general prevalence of law in the material world is quite as strongly asserted by the sacred writers as by modern science. The difference is that modern science regards the laws as physical necessities, self-subsisting, while Scripture looks upon them as the ordinances of the Divine will. This latter view involves, of course, the further result that the Divine will can at any time suspend or reverse any of its enactments. Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? If Job does not even know the laws whereby the world is governed, much less can he establish such laws himself, and make them work.

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Lexicon
Do you know
הֲ֭יָדַעְתָּ (hă·yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the laws
חֻקּ֣וֹת (ḥuq·qō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

of the heavens?
שָׁמָ֑יִם (šā·mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

Can you set
תָּשִׂ֖ים (tā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

their dominion
מִשְׁטָר֣וֹ (miš·ṭā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4896: Rule, authority

over the earth?
בָאָֽרֶץ׃ (ḇā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land


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