Job 28:2
New International Version
Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.

New Living Translation
They know where to dig iron from the earth and how to smelt copper from rock.

English Standard Version
Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from the ore.

Berean Study Bible
Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.

New American Standard Bible
"Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.

King James Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

Christian Standard Bible
Iron is taken from the ground, and copper is smelted from ore.

Contemporary English Version
the same is done with iron and copper.

Good News Translation
We dig iron out of the ground And melt copper out of the stones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Iron is taken from the ground, and copper is smelted from ore.

International Standard Version
Iron is taken from the ground; and copper is smelted from ore.

NET Bible
Iron is taken from the ground, and rock is poured out as copper.

New Heart English Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Iron is taken from the ground, and rocks are melted for [their] copper.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Iron is taken out of the dust, And brass is molten out of the stone.

New American Standard 1977
“Iron is taken from the dust, And from rock copper is smelted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Iron is taken out of the dust, and bronze is melted out of the stone.

King James 2000 Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.

American King James Version
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

American Standard Version
Iron is taken out of the earth, And copper is molten out of the stone.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For iron comes out of the earth, and brass is hewn out like stone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and stone melted with heat is turned into brass.

Darby Bible Translation
Iron is taken out of the dust, and copper is molten out of the stone.

English Revised Version
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

Webster's Bible Translation
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is melted out of the stone.

World English Bible
Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.

Young's Literal Translation
Iron from the dust is taken, And from the firm stone brass.
Study Bible
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
1Surely there is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined. 2Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore. 3Man puts an end to the darkness; he probes the farthest recesses for ore in deepest darkness.…
Cross References
Job 28:1
Surely there is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined.

Job 28:3
Man puts an end to the darkness; he probes the farthest recesses for ore in deepest darkness.

Treasury of Scripture

Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

Iron

Genesis 4:22
And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

Numbers 31:22
Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

Deuteronomy 8:9
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

earth.







Lexicon
Iron
בַּ֭רְזֶל (bar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1270: Iron, an iron implement

is taken
יֻקָּ֑ח (yuq·qāḥ)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

from the earth,
מֵעָפָ֣ר (mê·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and copper
נְחוּשָֽׁה׃ (nə·ḥū·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5154: Copper, bronze

is smelted
יָצ֥וּק (yā·ṣūq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6694: To pour out, smelt, utter

from ore.
וְ֝אֶ֗בֶן (wə·’e·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone
Verse 2. - Iron is taken out of the earth (see the comment on Job 20:24). Iron was found in the hills of Palestine (Deuteronomy 8:9), in the trans-Jordanic region (Josephus, 'Bell. Jud,' 4:8. § 2), in the sandstone of the Lebanon ('Hist. of Phoenicia,' p. 47), and in Egypt ('Hist. of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 93), probably also in many other places. It is scarcely ever found except in the shape of iron ore, and so has to be "taken out of the earth." And brass is molten out of the stone. By "brass" we must understand copper, since the amalgam brass is never found in a natural state. Copper was yielded abundantly in very early times by the mines which the Egyptians worked in the Sinaitic peninsula ('Hist. of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. pp. 93, 94). It was also obtainable from Palestine (Deuteronomy 8:9), Cyprus ('Hist. of Phoenicia,' p. 311), and Armenia (Ezekiel 27:13). Sometimes it is found pure, but generally in the shape of copper ore, which has to be "molten" for the pure metal to run off. 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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