Job 28:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
Man puts an end to the darkness; he probes the farthest recesses for ore in deepest 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.

New King James Version
Man puts an end to darkness, And searches every recess For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death.

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Miners carry lanterns deep into the darkness to search for these metals.

Good News Translation
Miners explore the deepest darkness. They search the depths of the earth And dig for rocks in the darkness.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has set a bound to darkness, and he searches out every limit: a stone is darkness, and the shadow of death.

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
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
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. 4Far from human habitation he cuts a shaft in places forgotten by the foot of man. Far from men he dangles and sways.…
Cross References
Job 28:2
Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.

Job 28:4
Far from human habitation he cuts a shaft in places forgotten by the foot of man. Far from men he dangles and sways.

Ecclesiastes 1:13
And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on the sons of men, to keep them occupied!

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 thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Ecclesiastes 1:13
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

Habakkuk 2:13
Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

the stones

Job 10:21,22
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; …

Job 12:22
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Job 38:16,17
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? …







Lexicon
[Man] puts
שָׂ֤ם (śām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

an end
קֵ֤ץ ׀ (qêṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7093: An extremity, after

to the darkness;
לַחֹ֗שֶׁךְ (la·ḥō·šeḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

he
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

probes
חוֹקֵ֑ר (ḥō·w·qêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately

the farthest recesses
וּֽלְכָל־ (ū·lə·ḵāl-)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

for ore
אֶ֖בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

in deepest darkness.
אֹ֣פֶל (’ō·p̄el)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 652: Darkness, gloom
(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. 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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