|New International Version (© 2011)|
lapis lazuli comes from its rocks, and its dust contains nuggets of gold.
King James Bible
The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
American Standard Version
The stones thereof are the place of sapphires, And it hath dust of gold.
Young's Literal Translation
A place of the sapphire are its stones, And it hath dust of gold.
Job 28:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The stones - the place of sapphires - In the language of mineralogists, the gangue, matrix, or bed in which the sapphire is found. For a description of this stone, see on Job 28:16 (note).
Dust of gold - Or rather, gold dust.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Exodus 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone...
Songs 5:14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
Isaiah 54:11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...
Revelation 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper...
dust of gold. or, gold ore
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Job 28:5 The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire;
Job 28:7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it.