Job 38:20
New International Version
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?

New Living Translation
Can you take each to its home? Do you know how to get there?

English Standard Version
that you may take it to its territory and that you may discern the paths to its home?

Berean Study Bible
so you can lead it back to its border? Do you know the paths to its home?

King James Bible
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

New King James Version
That you may take it to its territory, That you may know the paths to its home?

New American Standard Bible
That you would take it to its territory, And discern the paths to its home?

NASB 1995
That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?

NASB 1977
That you may take it to its territory, And that you may discern the paths to its home?

Amplified Bible
That you may take it to its territory And that you may know the paths to its house?

Christian Standard Bible
so you can lead it back to its border? Are you familiar with the paths to its home?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so you can lead it back to its border? Are you familiar with the paths to its home?

American Standard Version
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you know her border and the paths of her house

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou couldest bring me to their utmost boundaries, and if also thou knowest their paths;

Contemporary English Version
Can you lead them home?

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof.

English Revised Version
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof?

Good News Translation
Can you show them how far to go, or send them back again?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that you may lead it to its territory, so that you may know the path to its home?

International Standard Version
Can you take it to its homeland, since you know the path to his house?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

Literal Standard Version
That you take it to its boundary, And that you understand the paths of its house.

NET Bible
that you may take them to their borders and perceive the pathways to their homes?

New Heart English Bible
that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
19Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides, 20so you can lead it back to its border? Do you know the paths to its home? 21Surely you know, for you were already born! And the number of your days is great!…

Cross References
Job 26:10
He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Job 38:19
Where is the way to the home of light? Do you know where darkness resides,


Treasury of Scripture

That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?

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(20) That thou shouldest take it--i.e., go with or track it.

Verse 20. - That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof. Can Job "take" light and darkness, and lead them to their proper places, and make them observe their proper "bounds," as God can (Genesis 1:4)? And that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof (comp. ver. 19).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
so
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you can lead it back
תִ֭קָּחֶנּוּ (ṯiq·qā·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

its border?
גְּבוּל֑וֹ (gə·ḇū·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

Do you know
תָ֝בִ֗ין (ṯā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

the paths
נְתִיב֥וֹת (nə·ṯî·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5410: Path, pathway

to its home?
בֵּיתֽוֹ׃ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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