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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
overflowing. Heb. weeping. and the thing
LibraryDecember 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
Whether Wisdom Should be Reckoned among the Gifts of the Holy Ghost?
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
They tunnel through the rock; their eyes see all its treasures.
But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell?
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