Job 9:9
New International Version
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

New Living Translation
He made all the stars--the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky.

English Standard Version
who made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the south;

Berean Study Bible
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, of the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

New American Standard Bible
Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;

King James Bible
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Christian Standard Bible
He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

Contemporary English Version
and set the stars in place--the Big Dipper and Orion, the Pleiades and the stars in the southern sky.

Good News Translation
God hung the stars in the sky--the Dipper, Orion, the Pleiades, and the stars of the south.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

International Standard Version
He created Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the southern constellations.

NET Bible
he makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky;

New Heart English Bible
He makes Osh, Kesil, and Kimah, and the chambers of the south.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made [the constellations] Ursa Major, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the clusters of stars in the south.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south.

New American Standard 1977
Who makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;

Jubilee Bible 2000
He who made Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the secret places of the south.

King James 2000 Bible
Who makes the Bear, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

American King James Version
Which makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

American Standard Version
That maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who makes Pleias, and Hesperus, and Arcturus, and the chambers of the south.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades, and the inner parts of the south.

Darby Bible Translation
Who maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south;

English Revised Version
Which maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

World English Bible
He makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the rooms of the south.

Young's Literal Translation
Making Osh, Kesil, and Kimah, And the inner chambers of the south.
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
8He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea. 9He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, of the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. 10He does great and unfathomable things, wonders without number.…
Cross References
Job 37:9
The tempest comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.

Job 38:31
Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?

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

Which makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

maketh

Job 38:31,32
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? …

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.

Psalm 147:4
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades.

Psalm 104:3,13
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: …

Acts 28:13
And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:







Lexicon
He is the Maker
עֹֽשֶׂה־ (‘ō·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

of the Bear
עָ֭שׁ (‘āš)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5906: (a constellation) perhaps Great Bear

[and] Orion,
כְּסִ֥יל (kə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3685: Any notable constellation, Orion

of the Pleiades
וְכִימָ֗ה (wə·ḵî·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3598: A cluster of stars, the Pleiades

and the constellations
וְחַדְרֵ֥י (wə·ḥaḏ·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2315: A chamber, room

of the south.
תֵמָֽן׃ (ṯê·mān)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8486: South, south wind
(9) Which maketh Arcturus . . .--This shows us that in the time of this writer, whoever he was, his fellow-countrymen had attained to such knowledge of astronomy as is here implied in the specific names of definite constellations. The Great Bear is the glory of the northern hemisphere, Orion of the southern sky, and the Pleiades of the east; the chambers of the north are the unknown and unexplored regions, of which the speaker has no personal experience.

Verse 9. - Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades; literally, which maketh 'Ash Kesil and Kimah. The rendering of the LXX. (ὁ ποιῶν Πλειάδα καὶ Ἕσπερον καὶ Ἀρκτοῦρον), supported, as it is, by most of the other ancient versions and by the Targums, has caused the stellar character of these names to be generally recognized; but the exact meaning of each term is, to some extent, still a matter of dispute. On the whole, it seems most probable that 'Ash or 'Aish (Job 38:32), designates "the Great Bear," called by the Arabs Nahsh while Kesil is the name of the constellation of Orion, and Kimah of that of the Pleiades. The word 'Ash means "a litter," and may be compared with the Greek ἅμαξα and our own" Charles's Wain," both of them names given to the Great Bear, from a fancied resemblance of its form to that of a vehicle. Kesil means "an insolent, rich man" (Lee); and is often translated by "fool" in the Book of Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 15:20; Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 21:20, etc. It seems to have been an epitheton usitatum of Nimrod, who, according to Oriental tradition, made war upon the gods, and was bound in the sky for his impiety - the constellation being thenceforth called "the Giant" (Gibbor)' or "the insolent one' (Kesil), and later by the Greeks "Orion" (comp. Amos 5:8; and infra' Job 38:31). Kimah undoubtedly designates "the Pleiades." It occurs again, in connection with Kesil in Job 38:31, and in Amos 5:8 The meaning is probably "a heap," "a cluster" (Lee); which was also the Greek idea: Πλειάδες, ὅτι πλείους ὁμοοῦ κατὰ μίαν συναγωγήν (Eustath., 'Comment. in Hom. II.,' 18:488); and which has been also inimitably expressed by Tennyson in the line, "Like a swarm of dazzling fireflies tangled in a silver braid." And the chambers of the south. The Chaldeans called the zodiacal constellations "mansions of the sun" and "of the moon" ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. it. p. 575); but these do not seem to be here intended. Rather Job has in his mind those immense spaces of the sky which lie behind his southern horizon; how far extending, he knows not. Though the circumnavigation of Africa was not effected until about r c. 600, yet it is not improbable that he may have derived from travellers or merchants some knowledge of the Southern hemisphere. 9:1-13 In this answer Job declared that he did not doubt the justice of God, when he denied himself to be a hypocrite; for how should man be just with God? Before him he pleaded guilty of sins more than could be counted; and if God should contend with him in judgment, he could not justify one out of a thousand, of all the thoughts, words, and actions of his life; therefore he deserved worse than all his present sufferings. When Job mentions the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints. We are unfit to judge of God's proceedings, because we know not what he does, or what he designs. God acts with power which no creature can resist. Those who think they have strength enough to help others, will not be able to help themselves against it.
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