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Job 9:9

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Which maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— That maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who made the Bear, the Giant and the Cluster, and the chambers of the south;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Making Osh, Kesil, and Kimah, And the inner chambers of the south.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades, and the inner parts of the south.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— He maketh the starres Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the climates of the South.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which maketh Arcturus, Orion and Pleiades, and the chambers of the South.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— He made the Pleiades, Aldebaran, and Orion, and the chambers of the south.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Who makes Pleias, and Hesperus, and Arcturus, and the chambers of the south.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Which maketh Ayish, Kesil, and Kimah, and the chambers of the south.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Which maketh 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
`Ayiš עַיִשׁ, 5906
{5906} Prime
From H5789; the constellation of the Great Bear (perhaps from its migration through the heavens).
Cæsîl כְּסִיל, 3685
{3685} Prime
The same as H3684; any notable constellation; specifically Orion (as if a burly one).
and Cîmà כִּימָה, 3598
{3598} Prime
From the same as H3558; a cluster of stars, that is, the Pleiades.
and the chambers 2315
{2315} Prime
From H2314; an apartment (usually literally).
of the south. 8486
{8486} Prime
Denominative from H3225; the south (as being on the right hand of a person facing the east).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 9:9

_ _ maketh — rather, from the Arabic, “covereth up.” This accords better with the context, which describes His boundless power as controller rather than as creator [Umbreit].

_ _ Arcturus — the great bear, which always revolves about the pole, and never sets. The Chaldeans and Arabs, early named the stars and grouped them in constellations; often travelling and tending flocks by night, they would naturally do so, especially as the rise and setting of some stars mark the distinction of seasons. Brinkley, presuming the stars here mentioned to be those of Taurus and Scorpio, and that these were the cardinal constellations of spring and autumn in Job’s time, calculates, by the precession of equinoxes, the time of Job to be eight hundred eighteen years after the deluge, and one hundred eighty-four before Abraham.

_ _ OrionHebrew, “the fool”; in Job 38:31 he appears fettered with “bands.” The old legend represented this star as a hero, who presumptuously rebelled against God, and was therefore a fool, and was chained in the sky as a punishment; for its rising is at the stormy period of the year. He is Nimrod (the exceedingly impious rebel) among the Assyrians; Orion among the Greeks. Sabaism (worship of the heavenly hosts) and hero-worship were blended in his person. He first subverted the patriarchal order of society by substituting a chieftainship based on conquest (Genesis 10:9, Genesis 10:10).

_ _ Pleiades — literally, “the heap of stars”; Arabic, “knot of stars.” The various names of this constellation in the East express the close union of the stars in it (Amos 5:8).

_ _ chambers of the south — the unseen regions of the southern hemisphere, with its own set of stars, as distinguished from those just mentioned of the northern. The true structure of the earth is here implied.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 9:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 9:9

Ordereth — Disposeth them, governeth their rising and setting, and all their influences. These he names as constellations of greatest eminency; but under them he seems to comprehend all the stars, which as they were created by God, so are under his government. Arcturus is a northern constellation, near that called the Bear. Orion is a more southerly constellation, that rises to us in December. The Pleiades is a constellation not far from Orion, which we call the seven stars: by the chambers, (or inmost chambers, as the word signifies) of the south, he seems to understand those stars and constellations which are toward the southern pole, which are called inward chambers, because they are for the most part hid and shut up from these parts of the world.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 9:9

Which maketh (d) Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

(d) These are the names of certain stars by which he means that all stars both known and unknown are at his appointment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Job 38:32-41 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? ... Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
Psalms 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.
Amos 5:8 [Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:

Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades:
Heb. Ash, Cesil, and Cimah, the chambers.
Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Psalms 104:13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
Acts 28:13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:
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Gn 1:16. Jb 38:31, 32. Ps 104:3, 13; 147:4. Am 5:8. Ac 28:13.

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