New International Version
He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars.
King James Bible
Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
Darby Bible Translation
Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, and he sealeth up the stars;
World English Bible
He commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, and seals up the stars.
Young's Literal Translation
Who is speaking to the sun, and it riseth not, And the stars He sealeth up.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which commandeth the sun - Obscures it either with clouds, with thick darkness, or with an eclipse.
Sealeth up the stars - Like the contents of a letter, wrapped up and sealed, so that it cannot be read. Sometimes the heavens become as black as ebony, and no star, figure, or character, in this great book of God can be read.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman …
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Later English Reformers
The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD.
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