Job 28:11
New International Version
They search the sources of the rivers and bring hidden things to light.

New Living Translation
They dam up the trickling streams and bring to light the hidden treasures.

English Standard Version
He dams up the streams so that they do not trickle, and the thing that is hidden he brings out to light.

Berean Study Bible
He stops up the sources of the streams to bring what is hidden to light.

King James Bible
He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

New King James Version
He dams up the streams from trickling; What is hidden he brings forth to light.

New American Standard Bible
“He dams up the streams from flowing, And brings to light what is hidden.

NASB 1995
“He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

NASB 1977
“He dams up the streams from flowing; And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

Amplified Bible
“Man dams up the streams from flowing [so that they do not trickle into the mine], And what is hidden he brings out to the light.

Christian Standard Bible
He dams up the streams from flowing so that he may bring to light what is hidden.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He dams up the streams from flowing so that he may bring to light what is hidden.

American Standard Version
He bindeth the streams that they trickle not; And the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the strength of rivers he had shut in, and from the veil went out light

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he has laid bare the depths of rivers, and has brought his power to light.

Contemporary English Version
They also uncover the sources of rivers and discover secret places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The depths also of rivers he hath searched, and hidden things he hath brought forth to light.

English Revised Version
He bindeth the streams that they trickle not; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

Good News Translation
They dig to the sources of rivers And bring to light what is hidden.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They explore the sources of rivers so that they bring hidden treasures to light.

International Standard Version
He dams up flowing rivers, bringing hidden things to light."

JPS Tanakh 1917
He bindeth the streams that they trickle not; And the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

Literal Standard Version
He has bound overflowing rivers, And the hidden thing brings out [to] light.

NET Bible
He has searched the sources of the rivers and what was hidden he has brought into the light.

New Heart English Bible
He binds the streams that they do not trickle. The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.

World English Bible
He binds the streams that they don't trickle. The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.

Young's Literal Translation
From overflowing floods he hath bound, And the hidden thing bringeth out to light.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
10He hews out channels in the rocks, and his eyes spot every treasure. 11He stops up the sources of the streams to bring what is hidden to light. 12But where can wisdom be found, and where does understanding dwell?…

Cross References
Job 28:10
He hews out channels in the rocks, and his eyes spot every treasure.

Job 28:12
But where can wisdom be found, and where does understanding dwell?


Treasury of Scripture

He binds the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid brings he forth to light.

bindeth

Job 26:8
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

Isaiah 37:25
I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

Isaiah 44:27
That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:

overflowing.

Isaiah 45:2,3
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: …

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.









Verse 11. - He bindeth the floods from overflowing. This, again, may be either taken generally of man's ability to create dams, dykes, and embankments, whereby the overflow of waters is prevented; or specially of such works when connected with mines, from which it is possible, in some instances, to dam out water that would otherwise interfere with their working. The word translated "overflowing" means probably "weeping," and seems to point to that leakage from the roofs and sides of galleries and adits which is more difficult to control and stop than even subterranean springs or rivers. And the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light. This is the final result of mining operations. Things useful or beautiful that are hiddden deep down in the heart of the earth, and that might have seemed wholly inaccessible, are brought out of the pit's month into the light of day for the service and delectation of mankind.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He searches
חִבֵּ֑שׁ (ḥib·bêš)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2280: To wrap firmly, to stop, to rule

the sources
מִ֭בְּכִי (mib·bə·ḵî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1065: A weeping, a dripping

of the streams
נְהָר֣וֹת (nə·hā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5104: A stream, prosperity

to bring
יֹ֣צִא (yō·ṣi)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

what is hidden
וְ֝תַעֲלֻמָ֗הּ‪‬ (wə·ṯa·‘ă·lu·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8587: A hidden thing, secret

to light.
אֽוֹר׃ (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary


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