Can his forces be numbered? Upon whom does his light not rise?
"Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise?
Who is able to count his heavenly army? Does his light not shine on all the earth?
Can anyone count his angel armies? Is there any place where his light doesn't shine?
Is it possible for his armies to be numbered? and on whom is not his light shining?
Is there any number to his armies? Upon whom does his light not arise?
Is there any number to His armies? Upon whom does His light not rise?
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1 tn Heb “Is there a number to his troops?” The question is rhetorical: there is no number to them!
2 tc In place of “light” here the LXX has “his ambush,” perhaps reading אֹרְבוֹ (’orÿvo) instead of אוֹרֵהוּ (’orehu, “his light”). But while that captures the idea of troops and warfare, the change should be rejected because the armies are linked with stars and light. The expression is poetic; the LXX interpretation tried to make it concrete.