Job 28:3
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New International Version
Mortals put an end to the darkness; they search out the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.

New Living Translation
They know how to shine light in the darkness and explore the farthest regions of the earth as they search in the dark for ore.

English Standard Version
Man puts an end to darkness and searches out to the farthest limit the ore in gloom and deep darkness.

New American Standard Bible
"Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.

King James Bible
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A miner puts an end to the darkness; he probes the deepest recesses for ore in the gloomy darkness.

International Standard Version
Mankind limits the darkness as they search the deepest depths for ore in unfathomable darkness.

NET Bible
Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for the ore in the deepest darkness.

New Heart English Bible
Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Humans] bring an end to darkness [there] and search to the limit of the gloomy, pitch-black rock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Man setteth an end to darkness, And searcheth out to the furthest bound The stones of thick darkness and of the shadow of death.

New American Standard 1977
Man puts an end to darkness,
            And to the farthest limit he searches out
            The rock in gloom and deep shadow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He set a border unto the darkness, and unto every perfect work that he made, he placed a stone of darkness and shadow of death.

King James 2000 Bible
Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out all recesses for ore in darkness, and the shadow of death.

American King James Version
He sets an end to darkness, and searches out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

American Standard Version
Man'setteth an end to darkness, And searcheth out, to the furthest bound, The stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath set a time for darkness, and the end of all things he considereth, the stone also that is in the dark and the shadow of death.

Darby Bible Translation
[Man] putteth an end to the darkness, and exploreth to the utmost limit, the stones of darkness and of the shadow of death.

English Revised Version
Man setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out to the furthest bound the stones of thick darkness and of the shadow of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shades of death.

World English Bible
Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
An end hath he set to darkness, And to all perfection he is searching, A stone of darkness and death-shade.
Study Bible
The Earth's Treasures
2"Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock. 3"Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow. 4"He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.…
Cross References
Job 28:2
"Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.

Job 28:4
"He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.

Ecclesiastes 1:13
And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
Treasury of Scripture

He sets an end to darkness, and searches out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

searcheth

Proverbs 2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;

Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all …

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…

the stones

Job 10:21,22 Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness …

Job 12:22 He discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light …

Job 38:16,17 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked …

(3) He setteth an end to darkness.--May be read thus, Man setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out to the furthest bound the stones of darkness and the shadow of death.

Verse 3. - He setteth an end to darkness. Man, in his desire to obtain these metals, "setteth an end to darkness," i.e. letteth in the light of day, or the artificial light which he carries with him, upon the natural abode of darkness, the inner parts of the earth. The miner's first operation is to pierce the ground with a shaft, perpendicular, horizontal, or oblique, as suits his purpose. Through this the light enters into what was previously pitch darkness. And searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death; rather, and searcheth out to the furthest bound the stones of thick darkness and of the shadow of death; explores, i.e. the entire murky regina within the earth, notwithstanding its fearful gloom and obscurity. He setteth an end to darkness,.... Some understand this and what follows of God, who, by making the luminaries, has fixed the periods and revolutions of light and darkness, of day and night; or who has determined the times before appointed, for the discoveries of things in nature, as mines of gold, silver, and precious stones, how long they should lie in darkness, and then be brought to light, and who searches out the perfection of all things in nature; and makes them known to men, when he himself and his ways are not to be found out unto perfection by men; but rather this is to be understood of the miner that digs for the above metals, who, when he opens a mine, lets in natural light, or carries artificial light along with him, and so puts an end to the darkness which had reigned there before, even from the creation:

and searcheth out all perfection; searches thoroughly the mines he opens, and gets all he can out of them, and searches perfectly into the nature of the ore; he finds, and tries, and proves it, what it is, its worth and value:

the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death; searches and digs through them, to get at what he is seeking; or brings stones, precious stones, to light, which lay in darkness from the beginning, and in such places which were the shadow of death, and looked dismal and horrible, and even threatened with death, to get into and fetch them out: so spiritual miners, that search into the mines of the Scriptures, should not be discouraged with darkness and difficulties that may attend their search; but should continue it, in order to find out truths that have lain in darkness, more precious than gold and silver, and the richest gems; and such who search for them in like manner as miners do shall find them, Proverbs 2:4. 3. "Man makes an end of darkness," by exploring the darkest depths (with torches).

all perfection—rather, carries out his search to the utmost perfection; most thoroughly searches the stones of darkness and of the shadow of death (thickest gloom); that is, the stones, whatever they be, embedded in the darkest bowels of the earth [Umbreit] (Job 26:10).28:1-11 Job maintained that the dispensations of Providence were regulated by the highest wisdom. To confirm this, he showed of what a great deal of knowledge and wealth men may make themselves masters. The caverns of the earth may be discovered, but not the counsels of Heaven. Go to the miners, thou sluggard in religion, consider their ways, and be wise. Let their courage and diligence in seeking the wealth that perishes, shame us out of slothfulness and faint-heartedness in labouring for the true riches. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! How much easier, and safer! Yet gold is sought for, but grace neglected. Will the hopes of precious things out of the earth, so men call them, though really they are paltry and perishing, be such a spur to industry, and shall not the certain prospect of truly precious things in heaven be much more so?
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