Job 9:7
New International Version
He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars.

New Living Translation
If he commands it, the sun won’t rise and the stars won’t shine.

English Standard Version
who commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars;

Berean Study Bible
He commands the sun not to shine; He seals off the stars.

King James Bible
Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

New King James Version
He commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals off the stars;

New American Standard Bible
Who commands the sun not to shine, And puts a seal on the stars;

NASB 1995
Who commands the sun not to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars;

NASB 1977
Who commands the sun not to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars;

Amplified Bible
Who commands the sun, and it does not shine; Who seals up the stars [from view];

Christian Standard Bible
He commands the sun not to shine and seals off the stars.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He commands the sun not to shine and seals off the stars.

American Standard Version
That commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, And sealeth up the stars;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who spoke to the sun and it did not rise, and seals the surfaces of the stars

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who commands the sun, and it rises not; and he seals up the stars.

Contemporary English Version
or command the sun and stars to hold back their light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who commandeth tile sun and it riseth not: and shutteth up the stars as it were under a seal:

English Revised Version
Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

Good News Translation
He can keep the sun from rising, and the stars from shining at night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He commands the sun not to rise. He doesn't let the stars come out.

International Standard Version
He commands the sun so that it doesn't shine and seals up the stars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; And sealeth up the stars.

Literal Standard Version
Who is commanding to the sun, and it does not rise, "" And the stars He seals up.

NET Bible
he who commands the sun and it does not shine and seals up the stars;

New Heart English Bible
He commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, and seals up the stars.

World English Bible
He commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, and seals up the stars.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is speaking to the sun, and it riseth not, And the stars He sealeth up.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
6He shakes the earth from its place, so that its foundations tremble. 7He commands the sun not to shine; He seals off the stars. 8He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.…

Cross References
Isaiah 13:10
For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light. The rising sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light.

Ezekiel 32:7
When I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.

Ezekiel 32:8
All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you, and I will bring darkness upon your land,' declares the Lord GOD.


Treasury of Scripture

Which commands the sun, and it rises not; and seals up the stars.

commandeth

Exodus 10:21,22
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt…

Joshua 10:12
Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

Daniel 4:35
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

sealeth

Job 37:7
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Job 38:12-15,19,20
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; …

Isaiah 13:10
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.









(7) And sealeth up the stars--Comp. Job 41:15. The idea of shutting up, taking away the power of, &c., is contained in the expression "sealing."

Verse 7. - Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not. A magnificent idea of God's power, and, of course, quite true. All the movements of the earth and of the heavenly bodies are movements which God causes, and could at any moment suspend. The sun only rises upon the earth each day because God causes it to rise. If he were once to intermit his hand, the whole universe would fall into confusion. And sealeth up the stars. Either covers them with a thick darkness, which their rays cannot penetrate, or otherwise renders them invisible. The idea is that God, if he pleases, can remove the stars out of man's sight, hide them away, seal them up.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He commands
הָאֹמֵ֣ר (hā·’ō·mêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

the sun
לַ֭חֶרֶס (la·ḥe·res)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2775: The itch, the sun

not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to shine,
יִזְרָ֑ח (yiz·rāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2224: To irradiate, to rise, to appear

and seals off
וּבְעַ֖ד (ū·ḇə·‘aḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

the stars.
כּוֹכָבִ֣ים (kō·w·ḵā·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3556: A star, a prince


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