New International Version
Mortals put an end to the darkness; they search out the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness.
King James Bible
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, 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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He setteth an end to darkness - As it is likely Job still refers to mining, the words above may be understood as pointing out the persevering industry of man in penetrating into the bowels of the earth, in order to seek for metals and precious stones. Even the stones that lay hidden in the bowels of the earth he has digged for and brought to light, and has penetrated in directions in which the solar light could not be transmitted; so that he appears to have gone to the regions of the shadow of death. Mr. Good translates: "Man delveth into the region of darkness; and examineth, to the uttermost limit, the stones of darkness and death-shade."
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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
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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. "
Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.
Far from human dwellings they cut a shaft, in places untouched by human feet; far from other people they dangle and sway.
I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind!
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