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31 Canst thou bind [qashar] the sweet influences [ma`adannah] of Pleiades [Kiymah], or
loose [pathach] the bands [mowshakah] of Orion [Kaciyl]?
32 Canst thou bring forth [yatsa'] Mazzaroth [mazzarah] in his
season [`eth]? or canst thou guide [nachah] Arcturus [`Ayish] with his
33 Knowest [yada`] thou the ordinances
[chuqqah] of heaven [shamayim]? canst thou set [suwm] the
dominion [mishtar] thereof in the earth ['erets]? KJV-Interlinear
31 'Can you bind the chains of
the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion? 32 'Can you lead forth a constellation in its
season, And guide the Bear with her satellites? 33 'Do you know the ordinances of the heavens,
Or fix their rule over the earth? NASB
Pleiades is the constellation that announces the
beginning of spring. Orion is the
constellation which ushers in the beginning of winter.
Bear is the Big Dipper or Arcturus, or Ursa Major as
it is called, rotates around the North Polar region as though an invisible
finger is stirring, from above, the stars around in a circle. Her satellites are the stars of her tail
which she appears to lead around the heavens.
The constellations, or 'mazzarah' in the plural, is a
reference to the many and various constellations that appear throughout the
year, in their respective seasons.
And finally the 'ordinances of the heavens,' and their
relationship (rule over) with planet earth covers all of the probably infinite
rules and laws, and principles, which we have discovered in science, that seem
to be operating in this universe.
From the weather and things common to our everyday
lives, to the vast infinity of the universe, what is it that man has command
We cannot place the stars. We cannot arrange the stars. We cannot guide their movement or time of
And yet the seven stars of Pleiades, the twelve points
of the zodiac or constellations, the timing of their appearance in the four
seasons of this earth, let alone their interactions between themselves as well
as this planet, is a subject that even today, far exceeds mans knowledge.
Theories galore attempt to explain all of these
things. Whether simple coincidence or
mans imagination, this list is an endless one.
However, there is one undisputable fact explained
here. That God has established a
relationship between the stars and this planet earth. Though we presume that this relationship is
one of timing, of compass related charting, and so forth, here God states that
the entire universe is out there because of us, and for no other reason.
These stars do not provide signs of seasons, and other
things, for any other planet in this entire universe. We alone are special. That is their
relationship, their rule, specifically with earth.
Before man existed, God prepared a place for us to
live out this first phase of our lives.
That is our physical life here on this earth.
God designed the universe in all of its vastness and
complexities from black holes to neutron stars, to the constellation arrangements. God designed our planet with all of its
complexities. God designed our physical
bodies with all of our complex bodily functions.
God has gone to great lengths, most of which we have
yet to discover, in order to prepare for each one of us, this 'temporary'
home. And emphasize that this is a
temporary home. Imagine what the next
home, the permanent one in eternity, will be like. Actually, that is probably beyond our
So, what can man do that would be better than what God
has already done? What can you do with
your life, that God has not already made provision for?
If man cannot control or even influence his own
immediate environment, how can he have any affect on the universe?
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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