Job 38:19

19 “What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?

Job 38:19 in Other Translations

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
19 "Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness,
19 “Where does light come from, and where does darkness go?
19 "Do you know where Light comes from and where Darkness lives
19 Where is the road to the home of light? [Do you know] where darkness lives,

Job 38:19 Meaning and Commentary

Job 38:19

Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth?
&c.] Or the way to the place where it dwells, and what that is;

and [as for] darkness, where [is] the place thereof?
where these were placed when they were first separated at the creation? where light goes and dwells, when it departs from us at sun setting? and where the darkness betakes itself, and makes its abode at sun rising? What is the chamber of the sun, and the tabernacle of it? from whence it sets out, and whither it returns? And though these questions may be answered by geographers and astronomers in their way; yet they seem to respect chiefly the disposal of light and darkness, in such a manner as to cause the revolution of them, and the inequality of days and nights in different seasons and climates; and which is not in the power of men to effect, but depends on the sovereign will of God.

Job 38:19 In-Context

17 Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.
19 “What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?
20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?
21 Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 1:4; S Job 28:3; Psalms 139:11-12