5:8 seven stars and Orion. The pagan worship of the stars and the gods associated with them, as practiced in the false religions of the land, was foolish, for the true Creator God had made the stars and their constellations. He had even named them (Isaiah 40:26). The “seven stars” was a popular name for the Pleiades.
5:8 day dark with night. Only Jehovah could control the day/night cycle, for He had set the earth rotating on its axis.
5:8 waters of the sea. He also controls the great waters of the earth. At one time (the great Flood), He had inundated the whole earth with them. In the present age, through the marvelous hydrologic cycle, He still brings the waters of the sea back over the lands to water the face of the earth, that life on the lands may continue.