32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth [1] in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

Other Translations of Job 38:32

New International Version

32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasonsOr "the morning star in its season"or lead out the BearOr "out Leo" with its cubs?

English Standard Version

32 Can you lead forth the MazzarothProbably the name of a constellation in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children?

The Message

32 Can you get Venus to look your way, or get the Great Bear and her cubs to come out and play?

New King James Version

32 Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?

New Living Translation

32 Can you direct the constellations through the seasons or guide the Bear with her cubs across the heavens?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:32

Commentary on Job 38:25-41

(Read Job 38:25-41)

Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.