Job 38:31

31 “Can you bind the chains[a] of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt?

Job 38:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
ESV
31 "Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?
NLT
31 “Can you direct the movement of the stars— binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosening the cords of Orion?
MSG
31 "Can you catch the eye of the beautiful Pleiades sisters, or distract Orion from his hunt?
CSB
31 Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?

Job 38:31 In-Context

29 From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens
30 when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?
31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasonsor lead out the Bear with its cubs?
33 Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 9:9; Amos 5:8

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint; Hebrew "beauty"
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