New International Version
"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion's belt?
King James Bible
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Darby Bible Translation
Canst thou fasten the bands of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
World English Bible
"Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades - The Pleiades are a constellation in the sign Taurus. They consist of six stars visible to the naked eye; to a good eye, in a clear night, seven are discernible; but with a telescope ten times the number may be readily counted. They make their appearance in the spring. Orion may be seen in the morning, towards the end of October, and is visible through November, December, and January; and hence, says Mr. Good, it becomes a correct and elegant synecdoche for the winter at large. The Pleiades are elegantly opposed to Orion, as the vernal renovation of nature is opposed to its wintry destruction; the mild and open benignity of spring, to the severe and icy inactivity of winter. I have already expressed my mind on these supposed constellations, and must refer to my notes on Job 9:9, etc., and to the learned notes of Doctor Hales and Mr. Mason Good on these texts. They appear certain, where I am obliged to doubt; and, from their view of the subject, make very useful and important deductions. I find reluctance in departing from the ancient versions. In this case, these learned men follow them; I cannot, because I do not see the evidence of the groundwork; and I dare not draw conclusions from premises which seem to me precarious, or which I do not understand. I wish, therefore, the reader to examine and judge for himself.
Hast thou brought the VII starres together? Or, Art thou able to breake the circle of heaven? Canst thou bringe forth the morynge starre, or the evenynge starre, at convenient tyme, and conveye them home agayne?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Pleiades. or, the seven stars. Heb. Cimah
Orion. or, Cesil
LibraryAugust 11 Evening
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, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
God's Restraining Power.
Whether it is Proper to the Rational Nature to be Adopted?
'The End of the Lord'
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-- the LORD is his name.
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