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Stars, The


1. Infinite in number. Ge 15:5; Jer 33:2.

2. God

a. Created. Ge 1:16; Ps 8:3; 148:5.

b. Set, in the firmament of heaven. Ge 1:17.

c. Appointed to give light by night. Ge 1:16,14; Ps 136:9; Jer 31:35.

d. Numbers and names. Ps 147:4.

e. Established, for ever. Ps 148:3,6; Jer 31:36.

f. Obscures. Job 9:7.

3. Revolve in fixed orbits. Jdj 5:20.

4. Shine in the firmament of heaven. Da 12:3.

5. Appear of different magnitudes. 1Co 15:41.

6. Appear after sunset. Ne 4:21; Job 3:9.

7. Called

a. The host of heaven. De 17:3; Jer 33:22.

b. Stars of light. Ps 148:3.

c. Stars of heaven. Isa 13:10.

8. When grouped together called constellations. 2Ki 23:5; Isa 13:10.

9. Exhibit the greatness of God’s power. Ps 8:3; Isa 40:26.

10. Made to praise God. Ps 148:3.

11. Impure in the sight of God. Job 25:5.

12. Mentioned in scripture

a. Morning star. Re 2:28.

b. Arcturus. Job 9:9; 38:32.

c. Pleiades. Job 9:9; 38:31; Am 5:8.

d. Orion. Job 9:9; 38:31; Am 5:8.

e. Mazzaroth. Job 38:32.

13. One of extraordinary brightness appeared at Christ’s birth. Mt 2:2,9.

14. Idolaters worshipped. Jer 8:2; 19:13.

15. The Israelites forbidden to worship. De 4:19; 17:2-4.

16. Punishment for worshipping. De 17:5-7.

17. False gods frequently worshipped under the representation of. Am 5:26; Ac 7:43.

18. Astrology and star-gazing practised by the Babylonians. Isa 47:13.

19. Use of, in navigation, alluded to. Ac 27:20.

20. Illustrative

a. Of Christ. Nu 24:17.

b. Of angels. Job 38:7.

c. Of ministers. Re 1:16,20; 2:1.

d. Of princes and subordinate governors. Da 8:10; Re 8:12.

e. (Bright and morning star,) of Christ. Re 22:16.

f. (Morning star,) of glory to be given to faithful saints. Re 2:28.

g. (Shining of,) of the reward of faithful ministers. Da 12:3.

h. (Withdrawing their light,) of severe judgments. Isa 13:10; Eze 32:7; Joe 2:10; 3:15.

i. (Setting the nest amongst,) of pride and carnal security. Ob 1:4.

j. (Wandering,) of false teachers. Jude 1:13.