New International Version
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God's dominion over the earth?
King James Bible
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Darby Bible Translation
Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? dost thou determine their rule over the earth?
World English Bible
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish its dominion over the earth?
Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou known the statutes of heaven? Or dost thou appoint Its dominion in the earth?
Job 38:33 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? - Art thou a thorough astronomer? Art thou acquainted with all the laws of the planetary system? Canst thou account for the difference of their motions, and the influence by which they are retained and revolve in their orbits? And canst thou tell what influence or dominion they exercise on the earth? Sir Isaac Newton has given us much light on many of these things; but to his system, which is most probably the true one, gravity is essential; and yet what this gravity is he could neither explain nor comprehend; and his followers are not one whit wiser than he. No man has ever yet fully found out the ordinances of heaven, and the dominion thereof on the earth.
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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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God's Restraining Power.
Whether it is Proper to the Rational Nature to be Adopted?
'The End of the Lord'
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
and he established them for ever and ever-- he issued a decree that will never pass away.
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name:
"Only if these decrees vanish from my sight," declares the LORD, "will Israel ever cease being a nation before me." declares the LORD.
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