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Job 28:10

    Job 28:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He cuts out rivers among the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He cutteth out channels among the rocks; And his eye seeth every precious thing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes deep ways, cut through the rock, and his eye sees everything of value.

    Webster's Revision

    He cutteth out channels among the rocks; And his eye seeth every precious thing.

    World English Bible

    He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He cutteth out channels among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 28:10

    He cutteth out rivers among the rocks - He cuts canals, adits, etc., in the rocks, and drives levels under ground, in order to discover loads or veins of ore. These are often continued a great way under ground; and may be poetically compared to rivers, channels, or canals.

    His eye seeth every precious thing - He sinks those shafts, and drives those levels, in order to discover where the precious minerals lie, of which he is in pursuit.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 28:10

    He cutteth out rivers among the rocks - That is, in his operations of mining, he cuts channels for the water to flow off through the rocks. This was done, as it is now, for the purpose of drawing off the water that accumulates in mines.

    His eye seeth every precious thing - Every valuable mineral or precious stone that lies imbedded in the rocks. It is evident from this, that mining operations were carried to a considerable extent in the time of Job. The art of thus penetrating the earth, and laying open its secret treasures, indicate an advanced stage of society - a stage much removed from barbarism.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 28:10

    28:10 Seeth - Even those which no human art or industry was ever able to discover.
    Book: Job