Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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 out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. 3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death. 4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:13

And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

Job 10:21-22

Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job 12:22

He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Job 38:16-17

Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

Proverbs 2:4

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

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 commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

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