Parallel Verses

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.

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

[Man] sets an end to darkness, and searches out to the furthest bound the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

American Standard Version

Man'setteth an end to darkness, And searcheth out, to the furthest bound, The stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.

Amplified

Man sets an end to darkness, and he searches out the farthest bounds for the ore buried in gloom and deep darkness.

Bible in Basic English

Man puts an end to the dark, searching out to the farthest limit the stones of the deep places of the dark.

Darby Translation

Man putteth an end to the darkness, and exploreth to the utmost limit, the stones of darkness and of the shadow of death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

He set an end to darkness, and he searched out for all completeness: the stone of darkness and the shadow of death.

King James 2000

Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out all recesses for ore in darkness, and the shadow of death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He puts an end to darkness, and he searches out the farthest limits [for the] ore [in] gloom and deep shadow.

Modern King James verseion

He sets an end to darkness, and to every extremity He searches out the stones of darkness and the shadow of death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The darkness shall once come to an end: he can seek out the ground of all things; the stones, the dark, and the shadow of death.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

An end, hath one set to the darkness, and, into every extremity, is, he, making search, for the stone of darkness and death-shade;

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

An end hath he set to darkness, And to all perfection he is searching, A stone of darkness and death-shade.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He setteth
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

an end
קץ 
Qets 
Usage: 67

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

חקר 
Chaqar 
Usage: 27

תּכלית 
Takliyth 
Usage: 5

אפל 
'ophel 
Usage: 9

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Job's Discourse On Wisdom

2 "Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock. 3 "Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow. 4 "He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:13

And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go--and I shall not return-- To the land of darkness and deep shadow,

Job 12:22

"He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light.

Job 38:16-17

"Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Proverbs 2:4

If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Habakkuk 2:13

"Is it not indeed from the LORD of hosts That peoples toil for fire, And nations grow weary for nothing?

Matthew 6:33

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 16:8

"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

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