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

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

Darby Bible Translation
He bindeth the streams that they drip not, and what is hidden he bringeth 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He bindeth the floods - Prevents the risings of springs from drowning the mines; and conducts rivers and streams from their wonted course, in order to bring forth to light what was hidden under their beds. The binding or restraining the water, which, at different depths, annoys the miner, is both difficult and expensive: in some cases it may be drawn off by pipes or canals into neighboring water courses; in others, it is conducted to one receptacle or reservoir, and thence drawn off. In Europe it is generally done by means of steam-engines. What method the ancients had in mining countries, we cannot tell; but they dug deep in order to find out the riches of the earth. Pliny says, nervously, Imus in viscera terrae; et in sede manium opes quaerimus. "We descend into the bowels of the earth; and seek for wealth even in the abodes of departed spirits." The manes or ghosts of the dead, or spirits presiding over the dead, were supposed to have their habitation in the center of the earth; or in the deepest pits and caves. Ovid, speaking of the degeneracy of men in the iron age, Met. lib. i., ver. 137, says: -

Nec tantum segetes alimentaque debita dives

Poscebatur humus; sed itum est in viscera terrae:

Quasque recondiderat, Stygiisque admoverat umbris,

Effodiuntur opes, irritaenenta malorum.

Jamque nocens ferrum, ferroque nocentius aurum

Prodierat: prodit bellum, quod pugnat utroque;

Sanguineaque manu crepitantia concutit arma.

"Nor was the ground alone required to bear

Her annual income to the crooked share:

But greedy mortals, rummaging her store,

Digg'd from her entrails first the precious ore;

And that alluring ill to sight display'd,

Which, next to hell, the prudent gods had laid.

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bindeth

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

Isaiah 37:25 I have dig, 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 said to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:

overflowing. Heb. weeping. and the thing

Isaiah 45:2,3 I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass...

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...

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December 4 Morning
Where shall wisdom be found?--JOB 28:12. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.--Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.--The only wise God.--Be not wise in thine own eyes. Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Hidden Path
"There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen."--Job xxviii. 7. T. P. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 One place have I in heaven above The glory of His throne-- On this dark earth, whence He is gone, I have one place alone, And if His rest in Heaven I know, I joy to find His path below, We meet to own that place alone Around the broken bread-- The dead whose life is hid with Christ Remembering Jesus dead. For us has set the earthly light, Above, the glory; here,
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

Whether Wisdom Should be Reckoned among the Gifts of the Holy Ghost?
Objection 1: It would seem that wisdom ought not to be reckoned among the gifts of the Holy Ghost. For the gifts are more perfect than the virtues, as stated above ([2705]FS, Q[68], A[8]). Now virtue is directed to the good alone, wherefore Augustine says (De Lib. Arb. ii, 19) that "no man makes bad use of the virtues." Much more therefore are the gifts of the Holy Ghost directed to the good alone. But wisdom is directed to evil also, for it is written (James 3:15) that a certain wisdom is "earthly,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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