Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Mankind limits the darkness as they search the deepest depths for ore in unfathomable darkness.

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.

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.

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.

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 ground; and copper is smelted from ore. 3 Mankind limits the darkness as they search the deepest depths for ore in unfathomable darkness. 4 He sinks his shaft far from human habitations, in a place forgotten by explorers; they hang on harnesses as they swing back and forth.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:13

I dedicated myself to using wisdom for study and discovery of everything that is done under heaven. God uses terrible things so human beings will struggle with life.

Job 10:21-22

before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.

Job 12:22

He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light.

Job 38:16-17

"Have you been to the source of the sea and walked about in the recesses of the deepest ocean?

Proverbs 2:4

if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure,

Habakkuk 2:13

Is it not because of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies that people grow tired putting out fires, and nations weary themselves over nothing?

Matthew 6:33

But first be concerned about God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.

Luke 16:8

The master praised the dishonest servant manager for being so clever, because worldly people are more clever than enlightened people in dealing with their own.

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