Job 28:5
New International Version
The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire;

New Living Translation
Food is grown on the earth above, but down below, the earth is melted as by fire.

English Standard Version
As for the earth, out of it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire.

Berean Study Bible
Food may come from the earth, but from below it is transformed as by fire.

New American Standard Bible
"The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.

King James Bible
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

Christian Standard Bible
Food may come from the earth, but below the surface the earth is transformed as by fire.

Contemporary English Version
Far beneath the grain fields, fires are built to break loose those rocks

Good News Translation
Food grows out of the earth, But underneath the same earth All is torn up and crushed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Food may come from the earth, but below the surface the earth is transformed as by fire.

International Standard Version
"While the ground produces food, underneath it is torn up and burning hot,

NET Bible
The earth, from which food comes, is overturned below as though by fire;

New Heart English Bible
As for the earth, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Above the ground food grows, but beneath it the food decays as if [it were burned] by fire.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread, And underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.

New American Standard 1977
“The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Land out of which bread comes forth, and underneath it shall be as if it were converted in fire.

King James 2000 Bible
As for the earth, out of it comes bread: but under it is turned up as it were fire.

American King James Version
As for the earth, out of it comes bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

American Standard Version
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread; And underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As for the earth, out of it shall come bread: under it has been turned up as it were fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The land, out of which bread grew in its place, hath been overturned with fire.

Darby Bible Translation
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread, and underneath it is turned up as by fire;

English Revised Version
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.

Webster's Bible Translation
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

World English Bible
As for the earth, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.

Young's Literal Translation
The earth! from it cometh forth bread, And its under-part is turned like fire.
Study Bible
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
4Far from human habitation he cuts a shaft in places forgotten by the foot of man. Far from men he dangles and sways. 5Food may come from the earth, but from below it is transformed as by fire. 6Its rocks are the source of sapphires, containing flecks of gold.…
Cross References
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.

Job 28:6
Its rocks are the source of sapphires, containing flecks of gold.

Psalm 104:14
He makes the grass grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth:

Treasury of Scripture

As for the earth, out of it comes bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

out of it

Genesis 1:11,12,29
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so…

Psalm 104:14,15
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; …

Isaiah 28:25-29
When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? …

fire

Ezekiel 28:13,14
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created…







Lexicon
Food
לָ֑חֶם (lā·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

may come
יֵֽצֵא־ (yê·ṣê-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from
מִמֶּ֥נָּה (mim·men·nāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the earth,
אֶ֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

but from below
וְ֝תַחְתֶּ֗יהָ (wə·ṯaḥ·te·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

it is transformed
נֶהְפַּ֥ךְ (neh·paḵ)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

as
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 3644: Like, as, when

by fire.
אֵֽשׁ׃ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire
(5) As for the earth . . .--While the ploughman and the reaper till and gather the fruits of the earth on its surface, the miner far below maintains perpetual fires, as also does the volcanic mountain, with its fields and vineyards luxuriant and fertile on its sides.

Verse 5. - As for the earth, out of it cometh bread. Man's cleverness is such that he turns the earth to various uses. By tillage of its surface he causes it to produce the staff of life, bread: and by his mining operations the under part of it is turned up as fire, or rather, as by fire. Fire was used in some of the processes whereby masses of material were detached and forced to yield their treasures (see Pliny, 'Hist. Nat.,' 33:4. § 73). 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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