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Job 28:6

    Job 28:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it has dust of gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The stones thereof are the place of sapphires, And it hath dust of gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Its stones are the place of sapphires, and it has dust of gold.

    Webster's Revision

    The stones thereof are the place of sapphires, And it hath dust of gold.

    World English Bible

    Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The stones thereof are the place of sapphires, and it hath dust of gold.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 28:6

    The stones - the place of sapphires - In the language of mineralogists, the gangue, matrix, or bed in which the sapphire is found. For a description of this stone, see on Job 28:16 (note).

    Dust of gold - Or rather, gold dust.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 28:6

    The stones of it are the place - Among the stones of the earth sapphires are found. "The situation of the sapphire is in alluvial soil, in the vicinity of rocks, belonging to the secondary floetz trap formation, and imbedded in gneiss." Jameson. "The sapphire occurs in considerable abundance in the granitic alluvion of Matura and Saffragam, in Ceylon." Davy.

    Sapphires - Compare the note at Isaiah 54:11. The sapphire is a precious stone, usually of a blue color, though it is sometimes yellow, red, violet. green, or white. In hardness it is inferior to the diamond only:

    "In unroll'd tufts, flowers purpled, blue and white,

    Like sapphire, pearl, in rich embroidery."

    Shakespeare

    "He tinctures rubies with their rosy hue,

    And on the sapphire spreads a heavenly blue."

    Blackmore

    The mineral is, next to the diamond, the most valuable of the precious stones. The most highly prized varieties are the crimson and carmine red; these are the "Oriental ruby" of the traveler, and next to the diamond are the most valuable jewels hitherto discovered. The blue varieties - the sapphire of the jeweler - are next in value to the red. The yellow varieties - the "Oriental Topaz" of the jeweler - are of less value than the blue or true sapphire. Edinburgh Encyclopedia, article "Mineralogy."

    And it hath dust of gold - Margin, or "gold ore." Literally, "The dusts of gold are in it." Gold is often found in the form of dust. It is obtained by washing it from the sand, and passing it over a fleece of wool, to which the gold adheres.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 28:6

    28:6 Sapphires - Of precious stones; the sapphire, is one of the most eminent, being put for all the rest. In some parts of the earth, the sapphires are mixed with stones, and cut out of them and polished. Hath - The earth continueth. Dust - Distinct from that gold which is found in the mass, both sorts of gold being found in the earth.
    Book: Job