Job 28:8
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New International Version
Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there.

New Living Translation
No wild animal has walked upon these treasures; no lion has ever set his paw there.

English Standard Version
The proud beasts have not trodden it; the lion has not passed over it.

New American Standard Bible
"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.

King James Bible
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Proud beasts have never walked on it; no lion has ever prowled over it.

International Standard Version
The proud beasts haven't walked there; lions have never passed over it.

NET Bible
Proud beasts have not set foot on it, and no lion has passed along it.

New Heart English Bible
The proud animals have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No proud beast has ever walked on it. No ferocious lion has ever passed over it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor hath the lion passed thereby.

New American Standard 1977
“The proud beasts have not trodden it,
            Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the young of the proud have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by it.

King James 2000 Bible
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

American King James Version
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

American Standard Version
The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor hath the fierce lion passed thereby.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The children of the merchants have not trodden it, neither hath the lioness passed by it.

Darby Bible Translation
The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed over it.

English Revised Version
The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor hath the fierce lion passed thereby.

Webster's Bible Translation
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

World English Bible
The proud animals have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by there.

Young's Literal Translation
Nor trodden it have the sons of pride, Not passed over it hath the fierce lion.
Study Bible
The Earth's Treasures
7"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it. 8"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it. 9"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.…
Cross References
Job 28:7
"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.

Job 28:9
"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.

Job 41:34
"He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride."
Treasury of Scripture

The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

Verse 8. - The lion's whelps have not trodden it; literally, the sons of the fierce - the whelps of lions, tigers, or leopards may be intended. These beasts would haunt the mountains and penetrate into natural caverns, but would never adventure themselves in the shafts and adits of miners. Nor the fierce lion passed by it; rather, passed thereby (see the Revised Version). The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. Or "upon it" (e); such creatures that are exceeding fierce and cruel, hungry and voracious, eager after their prey, range here and there in pursuit of it, search every hole and corner, and rove in dens and caves of the earth; yet these never traversed such ways and paths the miners make to get out the wealth and riches of the earth. Wicked men are sometimes compared to lions, for their cruelty and oppression exercised on the saints, breathing out threatenings and slaughter against them, Psalm 57:4; and particularly tyrannical princes and persecutors, as the kings of Assyria and Babylon, and Nero the Roman emperor, Jeremiah 1:17; these never trod the way of holiness, nor walked in the path of truth, nor knew the wisdom of God in a mystery, nor the Lord of life and glory, and the way of life and salvation by him; which is a way the unclean walk not in, or persons of such a temper and disposition; see Isaiah 35:8. The former clause may be rendered, as it is by some, "the children of pride" (f), and as it is in Job 41:34, which is the only place besides this where it is used; and so the Septuagint version, "the children of proud men": and may be accommodated to self-righteous persons, who are proud boasters of themselves and of their works, and go about to establish their own righteousness, and despise and will not submit unto the righteousness of Christ; these tread not in nor walk upon the good old way, and the only way of life, righteousness, and salvation, by Christ.

(e) "super eam", Schultens. (f) "filii superbiae", Montanus, Beza, Bolducius, Vatablus. 8. lion's whelps—literally, "the sons of pride," that is, the fiercest beasts.

passed—The Hebrew implies the proud gait of the lion. The miner ventures where not even the fierce lion dares to go in pursuit of his prey.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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