21 Bible Verses about Excavation
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Now Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of living [spring] water.
And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
And He dug and trenched the ground and gathered out the stones from it and planted it with the choicest vine and built a tower in the midst of it and hewed out a winepress in it. And He looked for it to bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Hearken to Me, you who follow after rightness and justice, you who seek and inquire of [and require] the Lord [claiming Him by necessity and by right]: look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the hole in the quarry from which you were dug;
Though they dig into Sheol (Hades, the dark abode of the gathered dead), from there shall My hand take them; though they climb up to heaven [the abode of light], from there will I bring them down;
Listen to another parable: There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a hedge around it and dug a wine vat in it and built a watchtower. Then he let it out [for rent] to tenants and went into another country.
And Joseph bought a [fine] linen cloth [ for swathing dead bodies], and, taking Him down from the cross, he rolled Him up in the [fine] linen cloth and placed Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock. Then he rolled a [very large] stone against the door of the tomb.
And the manager of the estate said to himself, What shall I do, seeing that my master is taking the management away from me? I am not able to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.
Man sets an end to darkness, and he searches out the farthest bounds for the ore buried in gloom and deep darkness. Men break open shafts away from where people sojourn, in places forgotten by [human] foot; and [descend into them], hanging afar from men, they swing or flit to and fro. As for the earth, out of it comes bread, but underneath [its surface, down deep in the mine] there is blasting, turning it up as by fire.read more.
Its stones are the bed of sapphires; it holds dust of gold [which he wins]. That path no bird of prey knows, and the falcon's eye has not seen it. The proud beasts [and their young] have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed over it. Man puts forth his hand upon the flinty rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots. He cuts out channels and passages among the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing. [Man] binds the streams so that they do not trickle [into the mine], and the thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.