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Job 28:14

    Job 28:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The depth said, It is not in me: and the sea said, It is not with me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The deep saith, It is not in me; And the sea saith, It is not with me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The deep waters say, It is not in me: and the sea says, It is not with me.

    Webster's Revision

    The deep saith, It is not in me; And the sea saith, It is not with me.

    World English Bible

    The deep says, 'It isn't in me.' The sea says, 'It isn't with me.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The deep saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

    Definitions for Job 28:14

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 28:14

    The depth saith, It is not in me - Men may dig into the bowels of the earth, and there find gold, silver, and precious stones; but these will not give them true happiness.

    The sea saith, It is not with me - Men may explore foreign countries, and by navigation connect as it were the most distant parts of the earth, and multiply the comforts and luxuries of life; but every voyage and every enjoyment proclaim, True happiness is not here.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 28:14

    The depth saith - This is a beautiful personification. The object of this verse and the following is, to show that wisdom cannot be found in the deepest recesses to which man can penetrate, nor purchased by anything which man possesses. It must come from God only. The word "depth" here (תהום tehôm) means properly a wave, billow, surge; then a mass of waters, a flood, or the deep ocean, Deuteronomy 8:7; Genesis 7:11; Psalm 36:6; and then a gulf, or abyss. It refers here to the sea, or ocean; and the idea is, that its vast depths might be sounded, and true wisdom would not be found there.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 28:14

    28:14 The depth - This is not to he found in any part of the sea, though a man may dig or dive ever so deep to find it, nor to be learned from any creature.
    Book: Job