Parallel Verses

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.

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 puts an end to darkness [by bringing in a light],
And to the farthest bounds he searches out
The rock buried in gloom and deep shadow.

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.

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 out of the dust, and copper is molten out of the stone. 3 Man putteth an end to the darkness, and exploreth to the utmost limit, the stones of darkness and of the shadow of death. 4 He openeth a shaft far from the inhabitants of the earth: forgotten of the foot, they hang suspended; away below men they hover.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:13

And I applied my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: this grievous occupation hath God given to the children of men to weary themselves therewith.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go, and never to return, to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job 12:22

He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out into light the shadow of death;

Job 38:16-17

Hast thou entered as far as the springs of the sea? and hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

Proverbs 2:4

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves in vain?

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Luke 16:8

And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he had done prudently. For the sons of this world are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light.

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