New International Version
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?
King James Bible
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
Darby 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shouldest take it to the bound thereof? - Or, as Mr. Good, translates, "That thou shouldest lay hold of it in its boundary." That thou shouldest go to the very spot where light commences, and where darkness ends; and see the house where each dwells. Here darkness and light are personified, each as a real intelligent being, having a separate existence and local dwelling. But poetry animates everything. It is the region of fictitious existence. I believe this verse should be translated thus: - "For thou canst take Us to its boundary; for thou knowest the paths to its house." This is a strong irony, and there are several others in this Divine speech. Job had valued himself too much on his knowledge; and a chief object of this august speech is to humble his "knowing pride," and to cause him to seek true wisdom and humility where they are to be found.
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Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, …
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