19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun,(A) the moon and the stars(B)—all the heavenly array(C)—do not be enticed(D) into bowing down to them and worshiping(E) things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

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16 They forsook all the commands of the Lord their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves,(A) and an Asherah(B) pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts,(C) and they worshiped Baal.(D)

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32 Can you bring forth the constellations(A) in their seasons[a]
    or lead out the Bear[b] with its cubs?(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 38:32 Or the morning star in its season
  2. Job 38:32 Or out Leo

They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served(A) and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped.(B) They will not be gathered up or buried,(C) but will be like dung lying on the ground.(D)

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42 But God turned away from them(A) and gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars.(B) This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets:

“‘Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings
    forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?

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