What Does the Bible Say About Stars? 11 Fascinating Verses


Psalm 147:4

ESVHe determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
KJVHe telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
NASBHe counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
NIVHe determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
NLTHe counts the stars and calls them all by name.

Daniel 12:3

ESVAnd those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
KJVAnd they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
NASB“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
NIVThose who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
NLTThose who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.

Psalm 136:9

ESVThe moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;
KJVThe moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
NASBThe moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
NIVthe moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.
NLTand the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 8:3

ESVWhen I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
KJVWhen I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
NASBWhen I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
NIVWhen I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
NLTWhen I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—

Deuteronomy 4:19

ESVAnd beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
KJVAnd lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
NASB“And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
NIVAnd when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
NLTAnd when you look up into the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the forces of heaven—don’t be seduced into worshiping them. The LORD your God gave them to all the peoples of the earth.

Revelation 6:13

ESVAnd the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale.
KJVAnd the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
NASBand the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.
NIVand the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
NLTThen the stars of the sky fell to the earth like green figs falling from a tree shaken by a strong wind.

Isaiah 40:6

ESVLift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
KJVThe voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
NASBA voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
NIVA voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
NLTA voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field.

Isaiah 13:10

ESVFor the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light.
KJVFor the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
NASBFor the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not flash forth their light; The sun will be dark when it rises And the moon will not shed its light.
NIVThe 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.
NLTThe heavens will be black above them; the stars will give no light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will provide no light.

Amos 5:8

ESVHe who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the Lord is his name;
KJVSeek 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:
NASBHe who made the Pleiades and Orion And changes deep darkness into morning, Who also darkens day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the surface of the earth, The LORD is His name.
NIVHe who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land— the LORD is his name.
NLTIt is the LORD who created the stars, the Pleiades and Orion. He turns darkness into morning and day into night. He draws up water from the oceans and pours it down as rain on the land. The LORD is his name!

Genesis 1:16

ESVAnd God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
KJVAnd 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.
NASBGod made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
NIVGod made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
NLTGod made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Job 38:7

ESVWhen the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
KJVWhen the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
NASBWhen the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
NIVwhile the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
NLTas the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

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